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Dr. Pete Carriere Dr. Pete Carriere came to Georgia  College & State University in the fall of 1997.  He founded the GC Writing center in the fall of that year.  Dr. Carriere published his first essay in 1974 while teaching at an international school in Tokyo, Japan.  He has published every year since then, and his publishing credits include film strips, technical writing, advertising copy, essays, and Japanese senryu, as well as academic publications.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska  at Omaha, a master's from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Ph.D. in 19th/20th century British & American Modernist  literature from the University  of Nebraska.


ShannonShannon Skelton is this year's Assistant to the Director of the Writing Center. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, where she earned a BA in English from Samford University; she also earned a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  For the past six years, she has taught English at the secondary level.  She comes to GC as an MFA candidate in fiction.  Her work has been published in Ruminate Magazine and in Relief.  She and her husband are excited about welcoming their first daughter into this world this fall.


LauraLaura Martin is an MFA student focusing on creative non-fiction.  She is originally from the town of Woodstock, Illinois, but came to GC via New York where she completed a bachelors degree in creative writing and literature at New York University.  Laura also writes for a fashion blog, cooks really amazing Thai food, and makes collages!



BeccaRebecca (Becca) Muntean is an MFA candidate in creative writing at GC.  Her BA is in Professional and Creative Writing from Capital University on Columbus, Ohio.  Her literary emphases are poetry, publishing, and teaching.  She has been published in numerous journals, such as Hotel Amerika, Blackbox Manifold, NEBO, Metaphor, and The North Central Review.




AdamAdam Nannini is an MFA student whose focus is fiction.  He is from New Hampshire via Grand Rapids, Michigan, and earned his BA with Honors in English from Eastern Michigan University.  Adam loves old movies, cheese, the Buffalo Bills, George Orwell, dogs named after guitar brands, and long walks.  You can find him online at



DustinDustin Junkert is from Portland, Oregon, where he dove deep deep into specialty coffee, got bored in the depths, and realized that all he wanted to do was work in the Writing Center at GC where he now often resides with a large comforter around him and a baklava in hand due to the inclement weather in the library's innermost room.  He's in the MFA program writing poetry and fiction and works on Arts & Letters.



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