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    Kate Camara: Dispatches from Hephzibah House

    Kate Camara in front of Hephzibah House on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Today’s post comes from 2012 English lit grad Kate Camara. Thank you, Kate, for sharing your story! ——————————————————— When I graduated from Taylor in 2012 I was very sad; I thought all of the adventures were over. It’s been two years since then, and I’ve had so many adventures that I haven’t had time to catch my breath. I graduated with a degree in English Literature and no idea of what to do. After graduation I immediately began working as an English teacher to speakers of other languages at Berlitz in Indianapolis. I also worked part time as…

  • Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Making Literature 2015 Lineup Announced!

    (left to right: Jessie van Eerden, Angela Shannon, Scott Russell Sanders, Miho Nonaka) The Taylor University Department of English is proud to announce the lineup for our biennial Making Literature conference, to be held at Taylor on February 26-28, 2015. Please mark your calendars now and plan to join us! JESSIE VAN EERDEN BA, West Virginia University MFA, University of Iowa Jessie van Eerden is the author of Glorybound, her debut novel from WordFarm (2012). She lives in West Virginia where she directs the low-residency MFA writing program of West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Oxford American, River Teeth, Image, Bellingham Review, and…