About The Instructor

Dominique Traverse Locke,
B.A., M.F.A.

Mrs. Traverse Locke received a B.A. in English from Virginia Intermont College where she also served as editor of the college’s literary magazine. She received a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Mrs. Traverse Locke has had work published in the literary magazines The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Barely South Review, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, The Howl, The Clinch Mountain Review, and The Dead Mule as well as numerous other publications. Two of her manuscripts were finalists in the Press 53 Open Awards, one of which won the poetry category. Her poem, Thumb, was a finalist in the STILL: The Journal Literary Contests. Additionally, her poem By Late July was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Mrs. Traverse Locke’s first collection of poems, a chapbook entitled The Goodbye Child, was recently published by Aldrich Press. Also recently, her first full-length collection of poems, No More Hard Times, was published by Alabaster Leaves Publishing. Mrs. Traverse Locke is a member of the Appalachian Authors Guild and the Virginia Writers Club. In addition to her instructor position with the Holton Governor’s School, Mrs. Traverse Locke also teaches Advanced Placement English, British Literature, and Journalism at Twin Valley High School.

Mrs. DOMINIQUE TRAVERSE LOCKE


Mrs. Traverse Locke

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Phone: 276-274-0398
Email: dlocke@hgs.k12.va.us

INSTRUCTOR'S COURSE OFFERINGS

Creative Writing

Creative Writing introduces the student to the fundamentals of writing imaginatively. Students write in forms to be selected from poetry, fiction, drama, and essays.

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Six Hours

PRE-REQUISITES
Registration approval by student's high school
Additional requirement for dual enrollment: See About ... link below

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English Literature and Composition

Through critical thinking and critical reading of literary texts (novels, plays, poems, and short stories from the sixteenth century to the present) students will come to understand how writers use language and form to create or enhance meaning in his/her works. Our literary analysis will look through the lenses of style and structure, rhetorical strategies, diction, figurative language, imagery, selection of detail, language and syntax.

Dual Enrollment English Literature and Composition will give students a learning experience equivalent to a typical undergrad introduction to literature class. The course will be a learning experience equivalent to a typical undergrad introduction to literature class.

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DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT
Six Hours

PRE-REQUISITES
None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
about this class can be obtained by exploring the links in the topic list below.


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