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Creative Writing and Creative Consulting

Michael Hals, a sophomore English major with a Creative Writing concentration, started working this year as a consultant in the College’s Writing Lab, though he doesn’t often get to work with clients puzzling over poems and finessing their latest work of fiction. Yet he finds that his training as a creative writer has been an […]
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Using the 6-Word Memoir in the Writing Center

This post was originally published in the Palmetto State Writing Association’s digital newsletter by Bonnie Devet, Director of the College of Charleston’s Writing Lab with consultants Will Allen, Jalen Brooks-Knepfle, Alli Camp, Emily Clark, Chloe Field, Lauren Findlay, Wilson Ford, Antony Garruzzo, Ryan Hall, Michael Hals, Olivia Liska, Winnier Meyers, Megan Minchak, Jessica Moon, Tori Rego, Alexia Tadros, […]
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S.C. War Veterans Use Poetry for Healing in New Reading Group

Professors William Russell (English) and Bryan Ganaway (Honors College) recently established a reading group for area veterans, as reported in the Charleston Post and Courier:  
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What Can I Do With an English Major?

It’s a question that all of us book nerds have asked at some point in our lives.  Contrary to popular belief, the answer is A LOT.  On Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30-8:30 in Alumni Center (EHHP), Sigma Tau Delta and the Graduate English Association present a panel of people who majored in English and used their […]
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English Major Elizabeth Torpey to Present at Coker College

English major Elizabeth Torpey will present a paper this month at the Coker Humanities Undergraduate Conference at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. In her paper, “Golden Worlds: A Pastoral Paradise,” Elizabeth explores how early modern poets and writers invoked the classical trope of the “golden world” to express a variety of political and philosophical positions. […]
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English Major Cathy Keaton Featured in The College Today

The College Today published a feature on English major Cathy Keaton and her success pursuing a degree as a nontraditional student. Senior Citizen Pursues Lifelong Goal to Earn Degree
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Happy Birthday, John Keats!

We all know that October 31st is Halloween, but did you know it was also John Keats’s birthday? In English 350, Keats, we celebrated both in style by having cupcakes and reading the decidedly macabre Isabella, or the Pot of Basil.
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English Majors Garruzzo and Rink Present at the Citadel

  Those who teach writing often find themselves invoking analogies to try and describe a certain skill. Create a “quote sandwich” we say to students in first-year academic writing. Or perhaps the stakes of a messy quote integration are clarified when we tell them to avoid the classic “hit-and-run.” Why do we do this? And does […]
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Student Newspaper Honors Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier

The College of Charleston’s student run magazine–The Yard–recently published an inspiring piece on the two beloved colleagues we lost this year. Courtney Eker and Justine Hall write in “Our Wonder Women: The legacies of Conseula Francis and Alison Piepmeier” of these two women–of the extraordinary activism, scholarship, and friendship that they inspired on campus, in the […]
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Post&Courier Highlights New MFA Program

The English Department’s new MFA in Creative Writing made the front page of the Charleston Post and Courier on Sept. 12. College of Charleston bets on its students with new creative writing master’s program  
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