Joe O'Connell

English/Creative writing

Welcome!

I teach English and creative writing at Austin Community College. I'm also a fiction writer, journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker.


SUMMER 2018 Comp II online students, your text is Analyzing Short Stories by Joe Lostracto and George Wilkerson. You can use any edition as we won't read the short stories in the book but will instead use it for the basics of literary elements. Get the least expensive copy you can find.

SUMMER 2018 Forms of Literature I online students, textbooks are:

Pale Horse, Pale Rider (three novellas) by Katherine Anne Porter

Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

You will find the classes on Blackboard at acconline.austincc.edu



Spring 2018 American Literature begins on March 19. Students need to purchase these books:

Pale Horse, Pale Rider (three novellas) by Katherine Anne Porter

Horseman, Pass By by Larry McMurtry

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

November 22, 1963 by Adam Braver

You will find the class on Blackboard at acconline.austincc.edu


For Spring 2018 COMP I online you will find the class on Blackboard at acconline.austincc.edu

The textbooks are:

The Brief Bedford Reader, 13th Edition only

Purpose, Pattern and Process, Any edition


If you're in my Spring 2018 Comp II classes, your textbook is Analyzing Short Stories by Joe Lostracto and George Wilkerson. You can use any edition as we won't read the short stories in the book. Get the least expensive copy you can find.

If the section is taught online, you will find the class on Blackboard at acconline.austincc.edu


For my Spring 2018 memoir writing students, your textbook is:

Fearless Confessions by Sue William Silverman

You will find the class on Blackboard at acconline.austincc.edu


My email address is joconne at austincc.edu. Drop me a line if you have any questions.