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Christine Higgins is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the recipient
of a Maryland State Arts Council Award.  She has been a McDowell Colony Fellow, and her work has
appeared in numerous journals, such as Pequod, Eleventh Muse, and Naugatuck River Review.  Her
chapbook, Threshold, was published by Finishing  Line in 2013.
  

 

Education

M.A., Writing Seminars, 1986
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

B.A., Fine Arts, 1975
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

Teaching Experience

1994 – 2004
Instructor, M.A. in Writing, Advanced Academic Programs
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Courses taught:  Creative Writing, Fiction Techniques, Poetry Workshop, Voice in Modern Fiction, 20th Century World Literature,
Thesis and Publication

1991- 2001
Core Faculty /Communication Department, Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Courses taught:  Effective Writing, Creative Eye, Media Internship,
Public Speaking, Art of the Argument.

1987 – 1992

Adjunct Faculty/English Department
Towson State University, Towson, MD 
Course taught:  Writing for Business & Industry

Awards

Isabella Gardner Fellow, McDowell Colony, 1984
Passaic County Community College Poetry Contest, Second Prize, 1985
Chester H. Jones National Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, 1986
Chester H. Jones National Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, 1988 
Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council, 1990
Passager Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention, Summer 2004
St. Mary’s Women in Poetry

Publications:

Chapbook
Threshold, Finishing Line Press, Spring 2013

Anthologies
“Home”, Thy Mother’s Glass: Poems on Motherhood, edited by Diane Scharper,
         Wordhouse, 2000 
“The Activity Room”, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease,    
         edited by Holly Hughes, Kent State University Press, April 2009

Journals
“Morris”, “Standing Upright”, The Olivetree Review, Spring 1986
“Falling”, Pequod, Issue 26/27, 1989
“For My Brother, Paul, Maryland Poetry Review, Summer 1990
“The Quilt”, The River, Summer/Fall 1993
“Photograph of a Sailor”, The River, Summer/Fall 1994
“Birdcage with Flowers”, Lullwater Review, Spring/Summer 1997
"Marriage in ¾ Time, The eleventh MUSE, 2004

“The Fortune”, Passager, Issue 38, Summer 2004“The Naming, America, May 200
“The Naming”, reprinted, What Would You Die For?, Apprentice House,
  Baltimore, MD, 2005
“At the Good Sam Clinic”, www.hospitaldrive.org, Summer 2009
“In the Nursing Home:  Notes on Visiting, Little Patuxent Review, Winter, 2010
“History of Consumption”, www.redboothreview.com, 2012
“The Art of Gaman”, Naugatuck River Review, Summer 2013

Readings

Faculty Reading, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD,  Spring 1992
Red Emma Bookstore, Baltimore, MD, Spring 2003
Lenten Reading, Emmanuel Monastery, Towson, MD, Spring 2004
Passager Reading, Minas Gallery, Fall 2004
Little Patuxent Review, Patuxent, MD, Winter 20101
3th Annual Women-in-Poetry Invitational, St Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, MD, Spring 2005
Lenten Reading, Emmanuel Monastery, Towson, MD, Spring 2012
Guest Poet, Poetry and Original Writings of Women and Men in Statewide  Empowerment & Educational Workshops, Eubie Blake Cultural National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, Fall 2013
Poetry in the Burbs, Towson Arts Collective, Fall 2013

Media Productions

Installations & Conversations, Co-created and co-produced CD designed as a teaching tool for creative writing students.  Featured poet along with three other Loyola College instructors.  Spring 2000
In the Margin, co directed and produced a CD which chronicles the life of a writers’
group.  Featured poet along with three other Maryland poets who are part of a ten-year long writers’ group.  Spring 2004