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.


For my Spring 2019 fiction writing students at the Round Rock campus, your textbooks are:

Writing Fiction (9th edition only) by Janet Burroway

Making Shapely Fiction (any edition) by Jerome Stern


Spring 2019 American Literature begins on March 25. 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

Parable of the Sower (Earthseed) by Butler, Octavia E.

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


If you're in my Spring 2019 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


SUMMER 2019 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.



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