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    English Majors Complete Funded Summer Research

    Camy, Hillary, and Hannah Today’s post comes to us from Hannah Perry, a junior English/Systems major. This summer, I had the pleasure of working with Hillary Foreman, Camy Hanna, and Dr. Carie King to create a youth summer writing camp. (The first camp would take place on Taylor’s campus in 2018.) Our research was sponsored by the Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Summer Scholarship (FMUSS) program at Taylor, which funds work in various academic departments across campus. While we all belong to the English department, each member of the team had a different concentration that allowed us to contribute unique perspectives to the project. Hillary Foreman, a senior Creative Writing major, was…

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    Writing As Pilgrimage

    Today’s guest post comes to us from Jennifer Ochstein, Assistant Professor of Writing at Bethel College.   The more I write, the more I’m convinced that writing is, for me at least, a matter of courage. The problem is that I am not very courageous. I became acutely aware of this during my recent pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James. The 1,200-year-old Christian pilgrimage trail traditionally begins in St. Jean in France and extends nearly 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. My husband and I walked about 150 miles of The Way earlier this summer. When we arrived in Madrid after an…

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    Relief: A Journal of Art and Faith, 2017

    The Spring 2017 issue of Relief is now available! This beautiful new issue, designed by Taylor grad Abbey Benson, features cover art by Joshua Welker. The issue expands on Relief’s signature of excellent poetry, including new poems from long-time friends Laurie Klein and Julie L. Moore. CNF offerings are highlighted by Philadelphia writer and musician Catherine Ricketts‘ harrowing “What My Brother Wore” and a new essay by Amy Peterson, whose 2017 memoir Dangerous Territory (Discovery House) has garnered much attention, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Finally, Sally Thomas‘ “Noise Like a Freight Train” will satisfy the literary fiction reader with its subtle power. There are many other gems here you’ll be…