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Amie Flanagan is a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design, where she will obtain two Master of Fine Art degrees in March 2017. Those degrees are Writing and Dramatic Writing. In 2015, Amie was accepted into the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, where she got her Publishing Certificate. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a focus in Journalism, came from Kennesaw State University.
But, to really know all about Amie, we must start where all stories start…
Born in Acworth, Georgia, in 1982, Amie had an extensive background of awesome opportunities. For ten years, Amie worked at a local drugstore, Lacey Drug Company, learning customer service, business, marketing, and sales. Her time at Kennesaw State University took a bit longer than most. Why? Amie worked three jobs to help support her family when her mother got sick. Those three jobs included: a delivery person, a cashier at home depot, a paraprofessional with the Cobb County Board of Education.
But the story of all about Amie only improves…
All About Amie While At Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University helped Amie discover her love of investigative journalism. In addition to her studies, she hosted a radio show on Owl Radio for a year, called Story With Amie. She learned under the great Rhubarb Jones. Further, the radio show provided the opportunity to interview many wonderful people like Lauretta Hannon, John Pruitt, and Glenn Burns.
She interned with the Center for Sustainable Journalism with the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. New interests in Search Engine Optimization, analytics, and social media emerged. Soon, her journalistic compass became guided by the Society of Professional Journalisms Code of Ethics.
Through Owl Radio, she helped organize a Town Hall Forum regarding the Health Care Law in 2010 with Econometric Center at the Coles College of Business and the Kennesaw Small Business Development Center.
The Entertainment Business Beckons
Amie interned at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Furthering her love of numbers, Amie got accepted into the MEBUS (Music, Entertainment, and Business) Certificate program at Kennesaw State University.
Finally, Amie and her friends started a group called Student Action News, a spec group for the Journalism track. The group helped get three of the members into prolific jobs in journalism. In addition, this group helped Amie meet her next mentor Ross Cavitt,
Savannah College of Art and Design
Initially, Amie attended Savannah College of Art and Design as a Film and Television graduate student. Amie really missed her first love, writing.She transferred out of the Film Department and into the Writing Program.
Amie started a blog called Keys To The Page for one of her classes under Professor Goto. Through this website, Amie interviewed many wonderful authors like Anthony Doerr, Lee Child, William Kent Krueger, Karen White, Mary Kay Andrews, and Diane Chamberlain.
Finally, Amie decided to do a dual major in Dramatic Writing and Writing.
Hence, in her M.F.A. in Writing, Amie wrote about Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia. Central State Hospital, in the 1950s, was the largest psychiatric hospital in the United States.
Her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing Thesis subject is Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, also known as the Cat Man of Aleppo, Syria.
Denver Publishing Institute
In her last two years at SCAD Amie attended the prestigious Denver Publishing Institute. This helped her obtain a post graduate certificate in publishing. There, Amie made many friends and soon fell in love with Denver. Additionally, Amie learned her background at Lacey Drug Company prepared her for a love of marketing and business.
Another talent Amie discovered: Photography!
Amie works on several different projects and is always open to new and exciting opportunities.