Courses & Faculty



Gina Keicher

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.

Gina Keicher is the author of the poetry collection Wilderness Champion (Gold Wake Press, 2014) and two chapbooks--Here Is My Adventure I Call It Alone (2015) and Ars Herzogica (forthcoming, 2018)--both from dancing girl press. She is a graduate of Syracuse University's M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, where she was the Lou Reed/Delmore Schwartz Scholar and an editor for Salt Hill Journal. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as DIAGRAM, New South, Ninth Letter, and Whiskey Island. Select poems have been featured on Verse Daily and in the Best of the Net Anthology. Gina is an associate editor for Black Lawrence Press and a lecturer at Ithaca College.