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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.

 

 

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 121 - W22 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

44978 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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BEC LL070800-0940- T - - - - -
0800-0940- - - R - - -
ENGL 121 - W26 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing See Details * *

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Course Registration Number:

44570 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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JRC LL010955-1135- T - - - - -
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ENGL 121 - W2C Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

47782 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

Schedule Details

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0800-0940- T - - - - -
BEC LL070800-0940- - - R - - -
ENGL 121 - WA6 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing See Details * *

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Time of Day:

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

47819 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

Students will read and write about literary texts critically and closely. The course emphasizes recursive reading and writing processes that encourage students to discover, explain, question and clarify ideas. To this end, students will study a variety of genres as well as terms and concepts helpful to close analysis of those genres. They will practice various forms of writing for specific audiences and purposes. Students will reflect on and develop critical awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses as readers and writers. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 12 pages of formal revised writing.

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0955-1135- T - - - - -
JRC LL010955-1135- - - R - - -
GENG 501 - 01 Intro Creative Writing & Publ M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 222

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M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

JRC 222

Course Registration Number:

46431 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Heather M. Bouwman

Introduction to Creative Writing and Publishing provides a primer to the expectations and conventions of graduate study in the field of creative writing, including creative writing pedagogy and practice, the running of a literary reading series, innovative forms of creative writing such as podcasting and interactive writing, as well as the study of the publishing world from the point of view of a writer, reader, and editor. Additionally, it will introduce students to the academic field of creative writing: its area of specialization, key issues, and forms of writing. How do writers orient themselves and their work in 21st century workshops? What are the tools that govern print design, interactive prose, or literary podcasts? What is the history of the publishing industry and how does that inform our present moment? This course is required for the Master of Arts in Creative Writing & Publishing and is an elective for the Master of Arts in English.

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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