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Creative Writing Institute Faculty


Deborah Owen
Deborah Owen is the CEO and founder of Creative Writing Institute and is committed to serving the handicapped. She said, “As I look back, I can see how 40 years of disability have prepared me for this moment.
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Jo Popek
Tutor of Short Story Safari, Creative Writing 101, Horror Hs., and Fantasy
Creative Writing Institute proudly presents Ms. Jo, who tutors Short Story Safari, Creative Writing 101, Horror House, and Fantasy in Flight. Ms. Popek graduated with honors from ENMU-R and holds a B.U.S. (Bachelor of University Studies)in Sociology and Psychology.
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Paul Humbles
Board Member
Paul is a life long resident of Indiana, is married, and the father of eight children. Mr. Humbles sits on the board of directors and brings a great deal of experience in counseling and financial expertise.
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Bob Green
Board Member
Bob, a retired engineer, now sits on CWI's board of directors, sharing his expertise in business and finances. He is an artist and writer, father of two grown children, and presently lives in Florida.
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Lynn Carroll
Tutor of Dynamic Non-Fiction
Mr. Lynn Carroll Lynn is the Course Developer and tutor for Dynamic Non-Fiction, and Co-writer of Punctuation Review and Writing for Children. In addition, he assists in Short Story Safari and Creative Writing 101. You'll love his detailed reviews, strong critiques, and jocular manner.
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Joe Massingham
Poetry Tutor
Creative Writing Institute is pleased to welcome Mr. Joe Massingham to our staff. Joe has been published in Australia, Eire, India, New Zealand, England, and the USA, to name a few, and took second place in the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Contest.
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Diane Robinson
Writing for Children Tutor
Creative Writing Institute is happy to present Ms. Diane Robinson as the tutor in Writing for Children. Diane is the author of the children’s chapter book fantasy series, The Pen Pieyu Adventures.
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Nelson Skinner
CFO and Treasurer
Nelson is a founding member of Creative Writing Institute, where he acts as Chief Financial Officer, treasurer, photographer, and sits on the board of directors. In addition, he is the bookkeeper and financial advisor for Sopwithmotorsports.
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Dr. Helen Tucker
School Counsellor
Creative Writing Institute proudly welcomes Dr. Helen Tucker, MBChB; BSc.Micro. Briefly put, we now have our own in-house counselor who offers free guidance to CWI students and staff regarding personal health, grief, relationships, fears, stresses in writing, and life issues.
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Kimberly Cawley
Punctuation Review Tutor
Kim graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2004 with her bachelor's in education and went on to achieve a Master's Degree in Literacy Education from Walden University.
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Emily-Jane Hills Orford
Tutor of Novel Writing Made Easy
Emily-Jane has a Masters degree in arts and literature from Carleton University, and a strong academic background in Canadian music. She has taught music at the Royal Conservatory of Arts, and creative writing to students of all ages.
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