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Melinda Rainey Thompson

Melinda Rainey Thompson

Writing Instructor

Melinda Rainey ThompsonOffice:

Berte Humanities Building 204

Contact Information:

Box 549028
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-7844
Office Fax: (205) 226-3089

Personal Web Page

Brief Career Background:

Melinda Rainey Thompson is the author of four books: SWAG: Southern Women Aging Gracefully, The SWAG Life, I Love You--Now Hush, and I've Had It Up To Here With Teenagers. A former director of Birmingham-Southern's Writing Center, Melinda has rejoined the faculty to teach composition and creative writing courses. She is currently writing a new book and continues to travel to speaking events whenever possible. She lives in Homewood with her husband, the presiding judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, and their three teenagers, all named for relatives long dead in the proper Southern tradition.

Educational Background:

Master of Arts, The University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Areas of Academic Interest:


Courses Taught:

EH 102 Introduction to Writing (1)
Techniques of expository prose. Prerequisite: placement by English faculty.

EH 205 The Art and Craft of Writing: A Workshop