Tag Archives: Sierra Nevada College

The value of my liberal arts education.

I was sent this article about Sierra Nevada College terminating six faculty members, most of whom were from the English and humanities departments. There is fear that the current president does not believe these types of programs benefit graduates. As a graduate of Sierra Nevada College, I was asked to share my story about what

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Book Review: Almost Somewhere

In 1993, Suzanne Roberts and two friends decided to hike California’s John Muir Trail, 211 miles, over twenty-eight days. In 2012, the University of Nebraska Press published her memoir about the trip –¬†Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail. Suzanne currently teaches for the low-residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College (my alma

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Book Review: I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl

When I attended the Literary Lollapalooza, one of the authors I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with was Kelle Groom. Kelle is the author of the memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl. I received a copy of her memoir from my former professor at Sierra Nevada College, June

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Finding another world I belong to

On Friday, I went to the first annual Literary Lollapalooza at Sierra Nevada College – my alma mater. There, I got to speak with writers, instructors, and a publisher. It was incredible. I was in a room, surrounded by people who love the written word. People who understand what it is to get lost in

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