Linnea Hartsuyker

Linnea Hartsuyker

Instructor

Linnea Hartsuyker is an internationally published author of historical fiction. Her debut trilogy about the rise of Viking Age Norway (The Half-Drowned King, The Sea Queen, and The Golden Wolf) is available from HarperCollins in the US. The Half-Drowned King was an Indie Next and a Barnes and Noble Discovery Pick, received starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, and was named the best historical fiction book of 2017 by the American Library Association. Linnea grew up in the woods outside Ithaca, New York, and studied Engineering at Cornell University. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU. She lived in New York City for almost 20 years before moving to Dover, New Hampshire in 2018.

Shane Morin

Shane Morin

Instructor

Shane Morin is currently pursuing a dual major in English and Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire. He co-chairs the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, teaches at BigFish Learning Community, and facilitates poetry discussions at Safe Harbor Recovery Center. Shane’s interests include cosmology, psychology, music and community organizing.

Steve Bargdill

Steve Bargdill

Instructor

Steve Bargdill holds an MA in English literature from the University of Wyoming, and will defend his MFA in creative writing from the University of New Hampshire in December. He's the author of The Wasteland, and Banana Sandwich. His most recent publication was his short story "Left With The Moon" in Tinge Magazine. He's taught freshman composition at Great Bay Community College for the last five years as well as introduction to creative writing and creative non-fiction courses. He lives in Dover with his family and cat.