Carol Westcamp

Carol Westcamp

Assistant Professor of English

 

Carol Westcamp is an assistant professor of English at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, teaching composition and various literature courses. She has taught at the university level since 1998 and has been employed full time at UAFS since 2000.

 

Aside from teaching, she has served the University in a variety of capacities, including chairing committees, advising, and working with student groups. Additionally, she served as chair of the English Department at UAFS for four years.

 

Within the community, she hosted a creative writing group at the public library for over a year. She also presents at various academic conferences across the nation on topics of literature, leadership, pop culture and teaching techniques.

 

She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern University in Tahlequah. She also has an Master of Arts from NSU and graduated with her Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in December 2013. 

 

Topics

 

Creative Writing in the Real World

This talk covers some of the main concepts of creative writing and how creative writing can be applied to the real world. Aspects of creative writing are used in marketing and businesses all the time. And getting our own creative juices flowing can improve our critical thinking ability and our own appreciation of the world.

 

Grammar Can Be Fun?!?

Most writers make the same common grammar mistakes, ones that can be easily identified and corrected. Although many people groan when they think about grammar, grammar can be fun! This brief, fun talk will cover some of the most common errors and how to correct them -- all while having fun.