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Rebecca Byrkit

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Biography

Rebecca (Becky) Byrkit, Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies and Creative Writing, teaches courses in creative nonfiction as a founding faculty member of the Master of Liberal Studies program at Arizona State University. Among these courses: Writing About Social Issues (MLS 501) and numerous Special Topics courses (MLS 598), including Poetry and Memory,  Biography, The Arrival of Belief, Writing About Science and Nature, and The Memoir and Personal Essay.

Becky also teaches poetry and fiction writing workshops at all undergraduate levels for the ASU Creative Writing program (English department).

She served as a visiting faculty member at the American College of Greece in Athens, taught creative writing at the University of Arizona, and lived and taught advanced writing courses from Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. She served for three years as the Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Book Festival in Flagstaff.

Becky is an award-winning author who work has appeared in the Best American Poetry anthology, Ploughshares, Arizona Highways, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Best of Exquisite Corpse, the online Rolling Stone, as well as numerous other excellent journals and anthologies. Her fourth book of poems, Whoa, was published by Kariboux Ltd. (2012). Her first book, zealand was nominated for the Western States Book Award in 1995, and her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by six publications.

Becky came to teach, write, and write about creative nonfiction as "a poet first, a teller of stories next, and a curator of memory, finally." She currently serves in her the sixth year as the Faculty Advisor in Creative Nonfiction for Superstition Review at ASU.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 590Reading and Conference
MLS 593Applied Project
MLS 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 387Intermediate Workshop Poetry
ENG 388Intermediate Workshop Fiction
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 387Intermediate Workshop Poetry
ENG 388Intermediate Workshop Fiction
ENG 487Advanced Workshop Poetry
MLS 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 287Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 288Beginning Workshop Fiction
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 242Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 287Beginning Workshop Poetry
ENG 288Beginning Workshop Fiction
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 379Travel Writing
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 242Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 412Creative Nonfiction
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 379Travel Writing
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WAC 107Intro to Academic Writing
ENG 242Literature of US Post 1860
ENG 379Travel Writing
ENG 412Creative Nonfiction
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MLS 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 301Writing for the Professions
ENG 379Travel Writing
MLS 501Writing about Social Issues:SW
MLS 598Special Topics