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Desi (Desiree) Poteet, English Instructor

Contact Information

Department of Language Arts

Hale ‘Ākoakoa, 237
Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: poteetd@hawaii.edu

Phone: 236-9188


Committee Membership


Other Responsibilities and Activities


Class Schedule for Spring 2017

ENG 100 - Composition I (3) [syllabus] MW - 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 125  CRN: 64174

ENG 100 - Composition I (3) [syllabus] TBA - asynchronous (Online)   CRN: 64171

ENG 204C - WI-Intro CW (Screenwriting) (3) [syllabus] TR - 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 117  CRN: 64271


Additional Schedule for Spring 2017

Meeting F 8:00am to 4:00pm,

MTWRF 8:00am to 9:00am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Office Hours TR 11:30am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Meeting T 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 117

Office Hours W 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Meeting T 2:30pm to 4:00pm, Hale Alaka‘i


Schedule (Spring 2017)

Start TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:30am to 8:00am     
8:00am to 8:30am 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 Meeting


AKOA 237
8:30am to 9:00am 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 
AKOA 237
 Meeting


AKOA 237
9:00am to 9:30am     Meeting

9:30am to 10:00am     Meeting

10:00am to 10:30am  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
 Meeting

10:30am to 11:00am  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
 Meeting

11:00am to 11:30am  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
  ENG 204C
PALANA 117
 Meeting

11:30am to 12:00pm ENG 100
MLEO 125
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 ENG 100
MLEO 125
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting

12:00pm to 12:30pm ENG 100
MLEO 125
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 ENG 100
MLEO 125
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting

12:30pm to 1:00pm ENG 100
MLEO 125
  ENG 100
MLEO 125
  Meeting

1:00pm to 1:30pm  Meeting
PALANA 117
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
  Meeting

1:30pm to 2:00pm  Meeting
PALANA 117
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
  Meeting

2:00pm to 2:30pm  Meeting
PALANA 117
   Meeting

2:30pm to 3:00pm  Meeting
ALAKAI
   Meeting

3:00pm to 3:30pm  Meeting
ALAKAI
   Meeting

3:30pm to 4:00pm  Meeting
ALAKAI
   Meeting

4:00pm to 4:30pm     

 

Desi, Cliff and AukaiCell Phone: (808) 429-4020

Course Evaluations: from eCafe

 


 

On Campus Activities

  • Rain Bird faculty co-advisor
  • RAD Co-Facilitator @ WCC - Reading Across the Disciplines

 


 

Education

  • University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Master of Arts – English (creative writing), The Grace of Dark Times – a collection of fiction (thesis)
  • University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, English
  • Windward Community College, Associate of Arts with Honors
  • Punahou High School

 


 

Picture of  Desi with Ian Macmillan

Desi Poteet and Ian MacMillan, May 2007

Back cover of Tribute to Ian MacMillan

 

 

Publication

 


 

Writing Recognition (a partial list)

  • Myrle Clark Award with Distinction
  • Moondance International Film Festival, finalist (feature screenplay)
  • American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition, semi-finalist (feature screenplay)
  • Moondance International Film Festival, semi-finalist (fiction)
  • The Writer’s Network, quarter-finalist (feature screenplay and fiction)


 

Recent Projects

Published in 2008, Hawai`i Review: “A Special Tribute to Ian MacMillian,” honors Ian MacMillan on his retirement after 40-plus years of teaching writing at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. This double issue includes award-winning contributors connected to Ian in various ways - colleagues, friends, and students - all eager to be a part of honoring Ian, a man who teaches not only how to write a good story, but also how to live a good life, by his own example.

 


 

Affiliations (partial list)

 


 

Scholarly Interests

I find my scholarly interests continue to expand, but primarily I focus on: Film Studies, Life Writing, and Writing Pedagogy.

 


 

Writing Interests

Writing screenplays is my first love, but over the years I’ve enjoyed experimenting with other genres, including fiction and creative non-fiction.

 


 

Favorite Authors (the very short list)

I love reading stories that surprise me, inhabit my imagination, and demonstrate dexterity in wordsmithing.  The following authors have made a lasting impression in my life: Mitch Albom, John Irving, Ian MacMillan, Michael Ondaatje, Dr. Seuss, Neil Simon, Ann Tyler, Chris Van Allsburg, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

 


 

Favorite Films (a partial list from A-Z)

 

Adaptation

Amelie

Big Fish

Brokeback Mountain

Chocolat

Crash

Death at a Funeral

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

EdTV

Eulogy

Freedom Writers

French Kiss

Go

Gosford Park

Hero

Home for the Holidays

In the Bedroom

Inside Man

The Jane Austen Book Club

Juno

The Kid

The Kite Runner

Lars and the Real Girl

Letters from Iwo Jima

Memento

Million Dollar Baby

Nicholas Nickleby

No Country for Old Men

Once

Orange County

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pulp Fiction

The Queen (2006)

The Quick and the Dead

Runaway Bride

Run Lola Run

Slumdog Millionaire

Snowcake

Talk to Her

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Up

The Upside of Anger

The Usual Suspects

A Very Long Engagement

The Visitor (2008)

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Wonder Boys

The X-Files

X-Men

Y Tu Mamá También

You’ve Got Mail

Zach and Miri Make a Porno

Zodiac

 

 


Classes Taught

    ENG 100 - Expository Writing

    • Fall 2017 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112
    • Fall 2017 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112
    • Spring 2017 - TBA, - CRN: 64171 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2017 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 125 - CRN: 64174 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63537 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63538 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63541 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63542 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63545 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63546 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63238 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62310 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62311 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62066 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62081 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60507 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64524 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64525 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 64530 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 64531 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62028 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61111 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61473 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61265 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61267 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 10:00am to 10:50am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63332 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 12:00pm to 12:50pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63343 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63345 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 11:00am to 12:15pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 132 - CRN: 63122 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61269 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61029 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60133 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60442 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60041 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63054 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63381 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62152 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62047 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60331 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2008 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64046
    • Spring 2008 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62242 - view syllabus

    ENG 100X - Directed Support

    • Fall 2017 - R, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112
    • Fall 2017 - R, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112
    • Fall 2016 - F, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63539 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63540 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63543 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63544 - view syllabus

    ENG 19 - Writing Essentials

    • Spring 2012 - MWF, 10:00am to 10:50am, Hale Mana‘opono 115 - CRN: 64478 - view syllabus

    ENG 199V - Magazine Production (Rain Bird)

    • Spring 2013 - TR, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 240 - CRN: 62029

    ENG 204C - Introduction to Creative Writing (Screenwriting)

    • Fall 2017 - R, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213
    • Spring 2017 - TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 117 - CRN: 64271 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 117 - CRN: 63489 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 227 - CRN: 61380 - view syllabus

    ENG 209 - Business Writing

    • Spring 2016 - TBA, - CRN: 61445 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - TBA, - CRN: 61126 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 63141 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 63193 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TBA, - CRN: 63240 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TBA, - CRN: 62235 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 62236 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60212 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60213 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64629 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64417 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64418 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62272 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 61100 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale No‘eau 123 - CRN: 64394 - view syllabus

    ENG 22 - Introduction to Expository Writing

    • Spring 2016 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 125 - CRN: 61190 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61363 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60192 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60194 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 60195 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 60196 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60199 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60200 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 225 - CRN: 61028 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 - CRN: 61416 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 211 - CRN: 63047 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 211 - CRN: 63048 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Manaleo 102 - CRN: 62369 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Manaleo 116 - CRN: 60068 - view syllabus

    ENG 271 - Introduction to Literature: Genre

    • Fall 2015 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 - CRN: 60291 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 - CRN: 61154 - view syllabus

    ENG 272 - Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature

    • Fall 2014 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 - CRN: 62141 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 104 - CRN: 60166 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 - CRN: 64393 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 227 - CRN: 64271 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 8:00am to 9:15am, Hale Pālanakila 104 - CRN: 63433 - view syllabus

    ENG 280 - Book Production: Rain Bird Literary and Art Journal

    • Fall 2017 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm,

    ENG 299V - Independent Studies

    • Spring 2013 - TR, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 240 - CRN: 62030
    August 20, 2014