Ms. Laurie J. Murray

Assistant Professor of Englishlaurie

Email: lmurray9398@bryan.edu

Office Phone: 423-775-7038

Academic Degrees

  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, Ashland University, Ashland, OH (2013)
  • B.A. Communication, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA (2008)

Publications

  • Options toward Survival: How to Respond in an Active Shooter Event, training video script for Anderson University, Anderson, SC (screenwriter and producer) (2016)
  • “Maidenhair,” published in The Iowa Review literary journal, Winter 2015/2016, Vol. 45, Issue 3 (2015)

Awards

  • 2015-2016 class of Mobile Learning Initiative Fellows, Anderson University (2015)
  • 2015 Iowa Review Awards (Runner-up in Nonfiction) for essay, “Maidenhair” (2015)
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (2008)

Associations

  • Lambda Pi Eta, The National Communication Association Honor Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society of the Two-year College

Presentations and Workshops

  • “Introduction to Nature Journaling,” Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Rockland, ME (2021)
  • “Ekphrastic Prose and Poetry” Lecture, Camden, ME (2016)
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop, Anderson, SC (2015)
  • Flash Fiction Workshop, Sessions I & II, Powdersville, SC (2014 & 2015)

Topics of Expertise

  • Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • Nature Writing
  • Nature Journaling
  • Memoir
  • Personal Essays
  • Screenwriting
  • Grant Writing