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Teaching Creative Writing Outdoors at Kents Hill School
Kents Hill’s English program provides  students with regular opportunities to develop proficiency in reading, speaking and listening, and writing. Our course sequence introduces students to literature from a range of authors, time periods, and literary forms, and all courses promote skill development through discussions, presentations, creative work, and traditional essay writing. In keeping with Kents Hill School’s 4D curriculum, English classes also include extensive investigation of character-related issues and multiple opportunities for student reflection. Each student is enrolled in an English course at all times and is required to complete at least four credits of English in order to graduate. Kents Hill offers English courses at the 100-600 levels.

Featured Course: Creative Writing

This class is an introductory writing, workshop, and survey course designed for students who want to learn to write life’s true stories, explore character as a beating heart of good creative writing, and unearth an interest in the power of words and how those words create beauty, teach us about life, and connect us even closer to the world. Students will compose their own creative writing portfolio and they will have the opportunity to broadly publish their work in Juxtapose, Kents Hill’s literary magazine. Texts may include The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott, Creating the Story by Rebecca Rule and Susan Wheeler, and The Truth of the Matter by Dinty Moore.

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Our English Faculty

Andrew Carlucci

Andrew Carlucci

English Teacher, Learning Center Teacher, Sampson Hall Dorm Head
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.A.T., Loyola University Maryland
Adam Chabot

Adam Chabot

English Department Chair, English Teacher
B.F.A., University of Maine at Farmington
Lisa DiIorio

Lisa DiIorio

English Teacher
Martha Fortier

Martha Fortier

Humanities Division Head, English Teacher
Alecia Pickett

Alecia Pickett

English Teacher
B.A., Union College
Benjamin Priest

Benjamin Priest

Associate Head of School for Academics, English Teacher
B.A., University of Maine
M.A., The State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., The State University of New York at Buffalo