Many thanks to the English majors who–even in the midst of Airband rehearsals–were able to come out to the annual Major Event! We enjoyed a picnic-style dinner in the sylvan setting of Dr. Warren’s house in Upland. A group made the annual trek to Dr. Warren’s Thoreau-esque writing cabin in the woods, while others took advantage of the trampoline. A spirited round of literary trivia capped off the night. Thank you to Dr. Baker and Dr. Warren for taking a few snapshots of the evening–you can see them here.
Robbie Maakestad, a 2012 Taylor graduate in English with a Creative Writing concentration, has had two poems published in the Fall 2013 issue of The Wayfarer: A Journal of Contemplative Literature. Robbie says, “I wrote them in a poetry class at Taylor with Dan Bowman, and have refined them since. Both center on experiences from my time in Jerusalem during the fall of 2011. For the most part I’ve written memoir essays about my time in Israel, but these experiences lent themselves to the brevity and image-based writing of poetry.” Upon graduating from Taylor, Robbie accepted a full teaching fellowship to the two-year MA program in Creative Writing at Ball…