Tag Archives: college

New column: “How to break the heart of a modern college student”

This week in my newspaper column, I’m talking about Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves,” and what’s it has been like to share the film with my college students, who weren’t even born yet when the movie came out. After 13 … Continue reading

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New column: “Do all the things. Try all the stuff.”

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Oh, how I hope that today has been filled with friends, family, great food and good cheer for all of you. My column this week in The Greenville News, however, is not about Thanksgiving. It’s about being … Continue reading

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New column: “Graduation stirs many emotions”

This week’s column in The Greenville News is about graduation, ceremony–marking the moments in our lives–change, and moving on. To read, click here. (And sorry for the strange link: The newspaper usually puts it up online, but for some reason … Continue reading

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New column: “The college kids are just fine”

My column this week in The Greenville News is about what it’s like being a college professor, teaching writing, college students, my old college profs, and my experiences conducting creative writing workshops just last week. I hope y’all enjoy, and … Continue reading

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Being an Adjunct Professor Isn’t for Sissies

This coming Fall (2015) will mark my 10th year teaching English at the small, private, liberal arts college in North Carolina that I love. I teach among colleagues and writers I like and admire. Every semester I devote my time, … Continue reading

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