Margery Irvine

Lecturer III in English
5752 Neville Hall, Room 205
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5752 U.S.A.
Office Telephone: 207.581.3829

Office Hours – Fall 2018

By appointment only.


Margery Irvine has retired from full-time teaching, but she still teaches one section of ENG 309 every fall. She loves the class and the students–and the writing they do.

Margery Irvine has lived in Maine for almost 50 years; she has taught at the University, written newspaper columns and reviews, and continues to serve as a Scholar/Facilitator for the Maine Humanities Council. She lives in Brooklin with her husband, the artist William Irvine, and their Shetland Sheepdog, Tam.

Margery Irvine’s areas of expertise include Composition and Creative Writing, and the Literature of Maine. Margery Irvine has edited several books and published a number of articles, including a weekly column for the Ellsworth American (1996-1997) and Weekly Radio Essays for Maine Public Broadcasting (1987-1995).

Courses Taught

ENG 101 College Composition

ENG 131 The Nature of Story

ENG 212 Persuasive and Analytical Writing

ENG 229 Topics in Literature – Literature and Medicine

ENG 244 Writers of Maine

ENG 309 Writing Creative Nonfiction

ENG 317 Business and Technical Writing

ENG 405 Topics in Creative Writing