Alan Marks

Lecturer III in English
Neville Hall, Rm 401A
Orono, Maine 04469-5752

Office Telephone: 207.581.3858

Office Hours – by appointment

Biography: In addition to courses in composition (ENG 201) and creative writing (ENG 205), Alan Marks teaches a range of genre-related Topics in Literature courses on subjects like Science Fiction and Philosophy, Vampires, Monsters, Apocalypse, and Stephen King. He also specializes in online teaching and is closing in on 100 online course sections taught over the last 15 years or so.

Beyond his teaching responsibilities, Alan has been focusing more on his own creative writing with several stories being published over the past couple of years. And starting in Jan of ’23, he has begun work on an MFA in Creative Writing through the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.


M.A. in Creative Writing, University of Maine, 1999

Courses Taught

ENG 101: College Composition
ENG 129: Topics in Literature – Science Fiction and Religion
ENG 129: Topics in Literature – Vampires in Literature

ENG 201: Strategies for Writing Across Contexts

ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 212: Persuasive and Analytical Writing
ENG 229: Topics in Literature – Science Fiction and Philosophy
ENG 317: Business and Technical Writing


  • “White into Grey.” Carcosa Magazine. Vol. 1, Iss. 2. Apr. 2021.
  • “Dandelion Wine.” Sunspot Literary Journal. Vol. 3, Iss. 2. June 17, 2021 (Online) {and Vol 3, Iss. 4. Dec. 2021. (Print Edition)}
  • “Twice is Always.” It Calls from Below Anthology. Eerie River Press (forthcoming, summer ’23).