Leslie Shiel

Adjunct Faculty
(804) 828-4507
Anderson House 302B


BS in Journalism. Ball State University

MA in Education, University of Evansville

MFA in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Teaching Focus

Creative writing, poetry; creative nonfiction; nature writing.


Braided (poems). Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2016.

Self-Portrait as a New Name (poems). Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2015.


Two portraits of Leslie Shiel by Briget Ganske at http://www.brigetganske.com/stand-in-the-light/

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
AUGUST 23, 2018

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 29, 2018

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Break
OCTOBER 18-21, 2018

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 8, 2018



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