• CCC English Department

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  • Welcome to the English Department

    We are known around campus for our innovative, student-centered teaching methods. Our ensemble of full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all genres of writing—poetry, fiction, drama and non-fiction. We keep in mind the universal application of what we teach, and we teach with a view towards students' lifelong learning. We help students be creative. We enrich their lives.

    Compose Creative Writing Conference, Sat., May 14, 2016

    We host our annual Compose Creative Writing Conference on Saturday May, 14th.  This year's event includes workshops in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, Publishing, and Comics, and features a panel discussion titled From Creation to Publication: Finding an Audience for Your Work. The conference concludes with a reception and fundraiser to honor award-winning novelist and beloved former Clackamas English instructor, Craig Lesley, by endowing a scholarship in his name. For more details, see the 2016 Compose Program.

    In addition to Mr. Lesley, featured writers at this year's Compose include Rene Denfeld, Jay Ponteri, Diana Schutz, Emily Carr,  Shawna Gore, Matt Love, Meg Storey, Stevan Allred, and many more. The cost is $15 for students and $25 for community members. 

    Registration is now open! For more information contactsuema@clackamas.edu.


    Associate of Science English Degree

    This academic year we're excited to offer a new opportunity for students interested in pursuing English at the four-year university level. The Associate of Science English Degree allows students to choose what they're passionate about from one of four focus areas: English Literature, Creative Writing, Comics or Publishing.

    If you have questions about the degree or would like additional information, contact Sue Mach, English Department Chair, at suema@clackamas.edu

    Department Highlights

    We support a broad range of writing events and activities, including the CCC Writers' Club and Chrysalis Women Writers Group, which meet weekly during fall, winter and spring terms. Additionally, English faculty work closely with students to publish a highly-regarded national journal, The Clackamas Literary Review

    Visit CCC's Writing Clubs for more information.

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  • Meet our Faculty

    Amanda Coffey
    Carol Burnell
    Dave Mount
    James Bryant-Trerise
    Jeffrey McAlpine
    Ryan Davis
    Sue Mach
    Taylor Donnelly
    Trevor Dodge
  • Contact our English Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3254