Courses & Faculty

Nick Kowalczyk

This course will examine the basic operations and principles of the magazine publishing industry, with a focus on literary journals. Student editors will study issues of current magazines, edit sample pieces, and using the programs Publisher and Issuu, create, edit, and produce their own online literary magazine, showcasing it at the final reading and reception on the last day of the Institute.

Nick Kowalczyk holds an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in the field of creative nonfiction. A former reporter for The Kansas City Star, he has published essays and articles in, Edible Finger Lakes, Men’s Edge, Ninth Letter, and American Literary Review. In 2008, one of his articles was cited in Best American Essays. In 2011, he was a founding editor of a locally focused, green-living magazine titled Fresh Dirt, Ithaca, which grew out of an Ithaca College class and included articles by several students. A faculty member since 2008, he teaches the courses Feature Writing, Magazine Writing, Writing Nonfiction, Travel Writing, and Personal Essay.