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Mwalim Peters

Associate Professor

English & Communication

508-999-8304

508-999-9235

mpeters@umassd.edu

Liberal Arts 320

Education

1991Boston UniversityB.A
1993Boston UniversityMS
2006Goddard CollegeMFA

Teaching

  • Oral Traditions & Spoken-word
  • Playwriting
  • Digital Media Production (Audio and Video)
  • Fiction Writing
  • Folklore of First Nations (Native American) and the African Diaspora

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

The study of contemporary techniques in the writing of poetry. Manuscripts are read and discussed in class and during individual conferences. Workshop format.

Exploration of the forms of fiction and how a writer's creative choices with regard to form determine characterization, dialogue, plot, and narration. Assignments will include writing various creative pieces. Forms include, but are not limited to, the paragraph, the short story, the novella, and the novel.

A comprehensive experience in the art and craft of dramatic writing. Students will engage in creating and developing an original one-act play, with an emphasis on scene and character development. Students will work toward preparing a public reading of the play.

Research

Research Activities

  • Songwriting and Performance
  • Sound Recording Production
  • Playwriting & Theater Production
  • Grant Writing
  • Arts & Civic Engagement

Research

Research Interests

  • Songwriting traditions of storytellers
  • Spoken-word Performance (storytelling, poetry, oral history)
  • Film/ Video Production
  • Sound Design and Audio Production
  • Theater Arts Production (Playwriting, Directing, Acting, Stage Craft, Dramaturgy)

Select publications

  • Morgan James Peters (2017).
    Album
    Ask Yo' Mama
  • Morgan James Peters (2016).
    Among Brothers (Stage Play)
  • Morgan James Peters (2014).
    Awakened By A Noon Day Sun (Sound Recording)

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