Ceil Malek


  • B.A., English, Colorado State University M.A., Journalism, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests

  • Memoir Lyric and segmented essays Creative nonfiction Creative writing pedagogy
  • Activities and Development
  • Writer's Residency at Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM, June 19-August 19, 2006

Courses Taught at UCCS

  • ENGL 131 Rhetoric and Writing I: Academic Reading and Analytical Writing
  • ENGL 141 Rhetoric and Writing II: Argument and Research
  • ENGL 204 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Prose
  • ENGL 301 Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 304 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction
  • Introduction to Creative Writing--Multi-genre
  • Special Topics in Creative Writing


Outstanding Instructor Award, LAS, Spring 2006


  • Honorable Mention, Best Essay/Memoir in Fourth Genre Editor's Choice Awards
  • 2004 Salon Magazine Mothers Who Think AWP Pedagogy Papers
  • Sixteen Voices: Poetry Anthology Comp Tales


Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Presentation on Lyric Essay, 2006 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
NCTE, Presentation on Creative Nonfiction, 2003