Tiffany Melanson is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Douglas Anderson and, as a result, has a powerful connection to the program and the meaningful change and growth it fosters in the lives of its students. She has an MFA in Literature with a concentration in poetry from Bennington College and poetry is her area of expertise. Below is an overview of recent teaching experience. Please visit her teaching website for more in-depth information.
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Bennington Writing Seminars MFA (January 2018)
- Master Class: “Repent, Repeat” The role of repetition in the act of confession
- Fellows Reading
- Workshop Co-Facilitator
Arts Faculty, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (On-going)
- The Art of Oral Interpretation: A year-long course designed to help students with presenting both the work of other writers and their own work in front of an audience, and with doing the requisite analytic work to first understand then communicate the author’s intention via oral interpretation.
- Elan Literary Magazine: A year-long magazine production course focusing on the organizational and production skills required to produce a literary magazine, both in print and online.
- Junior Poetry & Portfolio: The semester-long course is designed with several emphases: theory, poetry reading, revision strategies, and poetry writing experiences. Students acquire knowledge of the vast history of the art form, as well as ways to develop ideas for poetic development and poetic craft.
- Senior Poetry & Portfolio: The purpose of the Senior year is to deepen the knowledge base of the craft of poetry and delve into each writer’s authentic perspective. Students continue to acquire a knowledge of the vast history of the art form, how to get ideas for poetic development and poetic craft, while working toward the production of their own unique volume of curated poetic work.