Kiara Koenig

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kkoenig@yccd.edu
530-741-6842
Language Arts Faculty/Coordinator, Yuba College
Marysville Campus, ,

Kiara Koenig

  • pronunciation: key-r-ah, kay-nig
  • pronouns: she/her/hers

I teach literature, creative writing, composition, critical thinking, and tutor training, sometimes within a single semester or a single course. My approach to teaching emphasizes analysis, craft, current topics, and interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives. I believe that writers, like athletes and musicians, achieve their best results through a combination of practice, coaching, play, and a lot of hard work.

I believe students need opportunities to gain professional experience in their field of study, which is why I serve as the faculty advisor for Flumes, an online literary journal with an editorial staff of Yuba College students. I love language, imagery, and an engaging narrative. I want poetry “that is death-shaded, insecure, funny, tough. …that says to God, ‘I’m doing the best I can—what the hell more do you want from me?’” (D. Barresi) and prose that is “the perfect fist of words, melody, distortion, hope, beauty, and meaningful violence” (M. Ryan).

I've presented at national conferences, won prizes for fiction and poetry, coached nationally ranked speech and debate competitors, and I'm admittedly addicted to being active. Any day without a hike, swim, bike ride, kayak trip, strength training session or some other physically demanding activity is a waste. My husky, the Kodiak Bandit, wholeheartedly agrees. When in doubt, climb a mountain, jump in the water, take a photo, write something.

Class Schedule

ClassTime / Dates / DaysLocation
Title: Critical Think Lit
Method: LEC72   Section: ENGL-1B-D9131
Section ID: 131885
N/A
01-24-2022 to 05-27-2022
Bldg: ANET
Room: NET
Title: Crit Thk/Adv Comp
Method: LEC72   Section: ENGL-1C-D9135
Section ID: 131889
N/A
01-24-2022 to 05-27-2022
Bldg: ANET
Room: NET
Title: Crit Thk/Adv Comp
Method: LEC02   Section: ENGL-1C-M3728
Section ID: 132602
10:00AM to 11:15AM
01-24-2022 to 05-27-2022
T TH
Bldg: 1100
Room: M-1170
Title: Amer Ethnic Voices
Method: LEC02   Section: ENGL-36-S4139
Section ID: 133029
8:00AM to 9:15AM
01-24-2022 to 05-27-2022
T TH
Bldg: SF
Room: SF-105
Title: Women's Voices
Method: LEC72   Section: ENGL-37-D9142
Section ID: 131904
N/A
01-24-2022 to 05-27-2022
Bldg: ANET
Room: NET