Joe O'Connell

English/Creative writing


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

Note: I will be on sabbatical from fall 2021 through summer 2022 to complete a book project.

Summer 2021 classes are on Blackboard:

Composition II students, your only 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. You will need it for the detailed discussion of the literary elements.

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