Marjorie Robertson's CV


Published Short Fiction

June, 2021
Teotihuacán/The Ekphrastic Review
July, 2020
Wild Hearts Don't Break: 1980/The Ekphrastic Review
December, 2018
Open Window/Grain Magazine
May, 2016
Blue Dove/The Quarterly
September, 2014
The Gleaners/Santa Fe Writers Project
August, 2005
Interior with View of the Ocean/Inversion Magazine

Published Essays

July, 2021
Creating the Immeasurable One Sip at a Time/Medium
December, 2020
The Blue Angel/The Ekphrastic World Anthology 2020
February, 2020
4 Ways to Rediscover our Authentic Self in the Blue Light Era/Elephant Journal
January, 2020
February, 2015
Profile of a French Immersion Student in 1977/The French Embassy of the United States
June, 2010
September, 2011
Reclaiming your Essence During Illness/Touch Journal, Issue 11
August, 2005
Sweet Summertime/Missouri Life
September, 1999
Ancient art of storytelling faces competition from technology/The Sunday Journal

Professional Experience

Creative Writing Instructor
The University of Chicago Graham School
• Assess, prepare curriculum, and teach remote and in-person learning lessons for children and adults • Use Google Suite (Classroom, Calendar, Meet), Zoom, and other technology for delivering lessons
UC Irvine
• Taught advanced communications to intermediate to advanced English language learners though workshop method and collaborative learning • Reimagined and implemented a new curriculum for a required communications course, creating new curriculum for specialized classes and adjusting instruction from classroom to hybrid to online (Canvas platform)
Writing Tutor
The Writer's Center
• Mentored adult fiction writers in revision and the writing process
Adjunct Professor English Department
Marymount University
• Taught 100-level creative writing and composition courses using analytical readings, essays and research-based writing; use of Blackboard for assignments and student communication
Adjunct Professor
George Mason University
Adjunct Professor
Northern Virginia Community College
• Taught creative writing, second-level composition, and introduction to literature courses that focused on student grasp of structure, argument, thesis and use of literary analysis of essays, short stories and poems • Taught Preparation for College Writing I, a basic skills course to prepare new students for college composition and literature courses
Teaching Assistant
Arlington Public Schools
Kenmore Middle School, Language Arts Assistant • Assessed the needs of students; assisted teachers in developing curricula and taught students reading and writing • Developed and taught poetry writing workshops for Cross-Categorical intermediate children
Teaching Assistant
The University of Chicago
Assistant to the Director of the college French Department, Department of French Language and Literature • Assisted program director and professors with grading student assignments and using multi-media


University of chicago
Romance Languages and Literature/Bachelor of Arts
Liberal Arts education with French language and literature
Middlebury institute of international studies
International Policy Studies/Master of Arts
Foreign affairs, current affairs, content courses in French and Spanish
george mason university
Creative Writing/Master of Fine Arts
Creative writing, fiction, literature, poetry
University of California, Irvine
TESOL certification
Courses to meet requirements for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
university of wisconsin-milwaukee
French language and literature
As a high school student, I took 200 and 300 level courses at the university.

Awards & Honors

September, 2015
The University of Chicago Center Residency/ Paris
Awarded a research residency to conduct interviews for a book
January, 2013
Chapman University Writer's Workshop / Orange
Ten writers chosen for a 5-month long workshop with Richard Bausch
August, 2008
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Fiction Writing Workshops
Scholarship recipient