Are you funny? Do folks tell you should "go into comedy"? Do belly-laughs, snickers, smirks behind your hand, blurts of laughter (sometimes odd ones), or moments of nonverbal hilarity pass between you and others during serious situations ... characterize your daily life? Would you like to write about these moments?
Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2017
About Rebecca Byrkit
Rebecca Byrkit is a Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies with the Master of Liberal Studies Program at ASU and serves as Affiliate Faculty in Creative Writing. Among her courses: Writing About Social Issues, Travel Writing, The Arrival of Belief, Poetry and Memory, and The Memoir and Personal Essay, as well as creative writing workshops at all undergraduate levels. Rebecca served as a visiting faculty member at the American College of Greece in Athens and taught creative writing at the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. She served for three years as Executive Director of the Northern Arizona Book Festival.
Becky is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, Arizona Highways, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior Review, Best of Exquisite Corpse, and the online Rolling Stone, as well as numerous other excellent journals and anthologies. She has published four books of poems, including Whoa (Kariboux 2012). Becky came to ASU to teach "as a poet first, a teller of stories next, and a curator of memory, finally." She currently serves in her sixth year as Faculty Advisor in Creative Nonfiction for Superstition Review at ASU.