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Heather Bouwman

Professor of English / Transfer Course Coordinator
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana)
B.A., Calvin College (Grand Rapids)
At St. Thomas since 2001
Office
JRC 348
Phone
(651) 962-5603

I write novels for young people—chapter books for emerging readers and fantasy novels for ages 10+. My most recent books are the middle-grade fantasy A Crack in the Sea and its companion, A Tear in the Ocean, and the Owen and Eleanor chapter book series. I especially love historical fantasy, genre mashups, fairy tale retellings, and multiplotted novels. I love reading and teaching fantasy; YA and children’s literature; and American novels from the late 1790’s forward. I am almost always game to talk about novel structure and writing process.

I come to writing for kids via a Ph.D. in literature (with an emphasis on colonial and early American literature); I still get a kick out of historical and archival research, and I’m deeply interested in the history of the book and book-making in America.

 

 

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 297U - A03 Literature in Europe - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

10317 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Catherine Craft-Fairchild, Heather M. Bouwman

STUDY ABROAD: Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 255 - W02 Intro to Imaginative Writing - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC 481

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

20755 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

This course introduces students to skills necessary for imaginative writing. It includes close readings of literary texts that model basic techniques, weekly writing exercises that encourage exploration and development of craft, and workshop discussions to develop students’ critical skills. This course will include instruction in setting, character, voice, point of view, literal and figurative imagery, rhythm and sound patterns, and literary structures. This course fulfills the Genre Study requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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