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Shadle makes mark as writer, poet, professor

By Staff | Jul 18, 2008

Mark Shadle

Mark Shadle, an Estherville graduate, is making a big impact on academia with a new textbook, “Teaching Multiwriting,” which Shadle co-authored in 2007.

Shadle is now a tenured professor at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande. He received his B.A. from Colorado College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Most of Shadle’s career has been focused on creative writing. In January 2009 he will teach in the College At Sea program sponsored by the University of Virginia. He will teach on a five-month cruise, visiting more than 50 ports. A total of 700 students will take part in the program which encompasses a trip around the world.

Through multiwriting, Shadle asks students to combine personal and professional writing formats, essentially bringing other curriculum into writing. A good example of multiwriting could be a travel book on the Grand Canyon that Shadle is planning.

Teachers interested in Shadle’s multiwriting concept may to to the following: .

Another link of interest may be Shadle’s post-Fulbright project on Brazil “A Pororoca of Desire: Genesis, Colonization, Projection, Connection and Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon”: .