Erik Esckilsen
Erik Esckilsen
Associate Professor
Core Division
Affiliated with Division - CORE, Master of Fine Arts in Emergent Media
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About Erik Esckilsen

*Erik Esckilsen will be on sabbatical leave for the Fall 2014 semester.

Erik Esckilsen has been a Champlain College instructor since 1997, teaching such courses as Creative Writing, Digital Storytelling, Interactive Storytelling, Media Writing, Print Journalism, Rhetoric, and Screenwriting, as well as courses on the novel and on the intersection of history, politics, and film culture in China and the Middle East. He is the author of three novels for young-adult readers, all published by Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books: The Last Mall Rat (2003), Offsides (2004), and The Outside Groove (2006).

Prior to becoming an educator, Erik worked as a journalist, both as an editor and as a reporter, publishing articles on art and culture in the Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, Seven Days, and other periodicals. Recently he served as the faculty liaison to the narrative development team on the electronic game project Breakaway, produced in conjunction with the United Nations Population Fund and Population Media Center.

He holds a BA in Writing and Government from St. Lawrence University, an MA in English Composition from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University.

Latest E-book from Erik Esckilsen

The Outside Groove

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, New York, 2012

Education
Bowling Green State University, Master of Fine Arts
St Lawrence University, Bachelor of Arts
San Francisco State University, Master of Arts
Select Creative Works

Erik is a longtime contributor to Seven Days. Search for his articles, essays, reviews and short stories on the Seven Days website.

You can also find Erik's work on Cowbird.com a multimedia storytelling community.

Erik on Campus

Erik is the founding co-chair of  Teachable Events Committee

Erik has appeared in a number of student films, including Filmmaking student Patrick Burke's A Slice of Hell