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Kathryn Pope, MFA

Antioch University Los Angeles

Kathryn completed her graduate work in Antioch University’s MFA program. Her teaching has covered a range of writing, education, and literature classes, covering topics of composition, language, research, literature, and creative writing. Kathryn is a core faculty member in the Undergraduate Studies Department at Antioch University, as well as Co-Director of the Antioch University Bridge Program.


Educational History

MFA in Creative Writing, Antioch University Los Angeles
BA in English/Writing, Cardinal Stritch University

Teaching Statement

As Gloria Anzaldúa famously wrote, “I am my language.” How we speak and write carries our histories and stories, the places we have been, the people who have been part of our lives, all we have read. There is a reason the words author and authority are so closely related. When we write, we take ownership of our thoughts and language. In that, writing is a powerful act.

The Writing Process
The Commons

Novel: After the Strawberry
Gulf Stream Magazine: “Melanie’s House is on Fire”
The Cape Rock: “Citizens United”
Teleread: “Digital Readers”


Teacher of the Year, 2008, Student Honors Society, Santa Monica College
Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, 2007 and 2008, Santa Monica College International Student Group
Women Making a Difference Award Finalist in 2012, LA Business Journal
Outstanding Service to AULA (nomination) in 2013, Alumni Association Award

Kathryn Pope

Core Faculty,

BA in Liberal Studies


Bridge Program


Courses Taught

Art of the Personal Narrative (ENG 1100)
Writing & Responding: Creating a Critical Dialogue (ENG 1110)
Writing Critical Analysis (ENG 1120)
Academic Writing (ENG 3590)
Voice & Style (ENG 2900/1)
Art of Fiction (ENG 3090B)
Advanced Art of Fiction (ENG 4030)
Varieties of Fiction (LIT 3640)
Advanced Multi-Genre Workshop (ENG 4900A)
Educational Foundations (EDU 3800A)

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