Courses & Faculty

Katie Marks

This special class offering is available to students who select the "staff" option for their afternoon track. It is offered three days a week.

This course will examine the basic operations and principles of magazine publishing, with a focus on literary journals. Student editors will examine several literary journals and learn what happens behind the scenes of a magazine as they make decisions about how to order, shape, and curate work in several genres. By the end of the course, student editors will create, edit, and produce an online literary magazine, showcasing it at the final reading and reception on the last day of the Institute.

Katie Marks, assistant professor of writing, received her B.A.from Ithaca College and her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She teaches Personal Essay, Intro to the Essay, Intro to Creative Writing, and Academic Writing. She also serves as the faculty advisor for Stillwater Magazine, the writing department’s literary magazine. Among other places, her work has appeared in Modcloth’s The Written Wardrobe, Girls to Women, Women to Girls, and Massage Magazine.