• Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Erin Keane: Beethoven, Beyoncé, and Beyond

    In anticipation of Erin Keane‘s campus visit, junior Paula Weinman recently interviewed the three book poet, arts reporter, and theatre critic. ————————————————- You have a wide variety of interests, including theatre and rock music. How have these interests shaped your poetry? Theater has probably been the driving force behind my love of voice and persona in poetry. Music functions almost as another sense for me. Songs are woven into memories and albums represent eras in my life, and when I write from my own experience, I can’t divorce that experience from its soundtrack. What is the most important piece of writing advice you’ve received so far? “Write for your best…

  • Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Second Annual TriCampus Writers Retreat

    Last weekend, the 2nd annual TriCampus Writers Retreat was held at John XXIII Retreat Center in Hartford City. The retreat includes creative writing students from Taylor, Indiana Wesleyan, and Anderson universities coming together in a community of art and faith. After dinner and some opening remarks Friday evening, attendees were treated to a reading by Amy Peterson, a well-published essayist who is completing revisions on a memoir of her years spent teaching English overseas. Laugh-out-loud funny and theologically rich, the book examines the differences between youthful expectations and complex realities. Peterson’s graceful prose set the tone for a weekend steeped in language used well. Saturday was packed with readings, craft…