Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
Department of English
BS, University of Washington
Teaching certification (fifth year equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) in high school English composition and literature
Poetry Writing Seminar
Literature of William Stafford
Literature of Hildegard of Bingen & Hopkins
Directed Writing for Prior Learning Assessment Program
Side Effects of Medications
Joan Maiers' work has been published in books, anthologies and periodicals and nominated for a Pushcart Press Prize. More than 50 of her poems appear in journals and magazines, such as the Oregon English Journal, Journal of Pastoral Care, Sojourners, Seattle Review, Honoring Our Rivers, Calyx and Windfall. She also edits manuscripts for prospective authors and arranges for local writers to present their work. She directs off-campus workshops for writers of various ages and hosts the Moonstruck Literary Series.
At Marylhurst, Joan serves as faculty liaison for the Marylhurst Writers' Club. She has particpated in committee work, including the Friends of Shoen Library Board and Institutional Self-Study Committee. She coordinated the Binford Speaker Series from 2000-2004 and served as liaison with Oregon Literary Coalition from 2003-2007.
Windfall Poetry Journal Readings, Marylhurst Bookstore
William Stafford January Birthday Celebrations
What the Ink Says Poetry/Visual Art Event, Shoen Library
Gender Symposiums, Lewis & Clark College
Annual Oregon Writing Festival, Portland State University
Oregon State Poetry Association
Friends of William Stafford
Clackamas County Arts Alliance
PEN USA (Poets, Editors, Novelists)