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||Robin Greene is Director of the
Writing Center and Professor of English and Writing, and holds the
McLean Endowed Chair in English. Greene has published four books -
two poetry (Memories of Light and Lateral Drift),
one nonfiction (Real Birth: Women Share Their Stories) and
a novel (Augustus: Narrative of a Slave Woman) about a woman
who was a slave in Fayetteville. Currently, Greene is working on a
new novel and on a second edition of Real Birth, due out
in 2015. Greene is co-founder and editor of Longleaf Press, MU's literary
press. Additionally, she is one of the founders of the Veterans
Writing Collective. She holds a M.A. in English from Binghamton
University and a M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Art
at Norwich University.
||Carrah Royal, Assistant Director
of Methodist University's Writing Center, is a North Carolina native,
originally from Bladen County. She earned a B.F.A at UNC-Wilmington
and M.F.A. at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Carrah enjoys writing
poetry, fiction, and essays, and she was published in Our State
magazine in November 2007 and October 2008 issues under the byline
of Lee Royal. Before coming to Methodist University, Carrah taught
composition at a local community college and coordinated its writing
lab. She looks forward to working with students and Methodist University
||After living in several states and countries, Jan
Donaldson is proud to call Fayetteville home. She published
poetry in the minnesota review and has another poem, "At
Joe’s Wedding in King's Grant," coming in the Fall 2014
edition of Kakalak: Selected Poets and Artists. Donaldson
attended the University of Maryland at College Park for both B.S.
and M.Ed. degrees in Education; she earned her M.F.A. in Creative
Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2002.
Poetry is her passion; nine years of teaching creative writing and
English at a local community college were her good fortune. She looks
forward to sharing her love of writing with students at the Methodist
University Writing Center.
||Baylor Hicks is a writing consultant
in addition to being the coordinator for the Monarch Review, Methodist’s
new journal of undergraduate research and art. Prior to arriving at
MU, she practiced law for many years, in both North Carolina and the
San Francisco Bay area. Notwithstanding the fact that she lived for
close to 30 years in northern California (including three years at
a Zen Buddhist retreat center), she is one of those rare creatures
- a Fayetteville native. As a lawyer, she has worked in a various
fields, ranging from civil litigation to tax planning, and for several
years specialized in legal research and writing. A Buddhist and a
meditator, she has a broad array of interests, including art and architecture,
natural history, qigong and yoga, food fermentation (think sauerkraut
and pickles), and choral music. She obtained her law degree at Stanford
University and her bachelor's at Duke University, from which she was
graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
||Rebecca King is a recent graduate
of Methodist University who fulfilled a life-long goal of returning
to school and earning her BA in Writing. She moved to the Carolinas
in 2007 from Maine, where she owned and operated a restaurant for
many years, sold real estate, and owned a retail shop. Rebecca enjoys
gardening, traveling, baking—her specialty is homemade pie—and
spending time with her dogs. She can often be found painting and repurposing
furniture which she sells in her cottage shop Sage and Twine. She
looks forward to sharing her passion for writing and learning with
||Eric Schult is a regular columnist
and technical writer for Editor & Publisher magazine,
a monthly trade journal serving the newspaper industry. He's a former
reporter and editor, published short fiction author, and winner of
L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future award in the fantasy/science
fiction genres. He's worked in the newspaper publishing business for
over 30 years and is currently an operations and technology executive
at The Fayetteville Observer. He's a former long-distance
swimmer and still burns off workaday stress doing laps at the HealthPlex.
Whenever possible, Eric likes to hide himself from civilization at
a cabin he owns on a whitewater river in Maine's "100-Mile Wilderness."
||Chris Wallace is a native of Charlottesville,
Virginia, and graduated, cum laude, from Lynchburg College with a
B.A. in Communication Studies with emphasis in print journalism. He
worked as a sports writer for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville
for five years, winning multiple Virginia Press Association awards,
before spending a year in nearby Lumberton as the sports editor of
The Robesonian. Chris then spent nine years working for Rivals.com.
He served first as the company's national editorial director and later
as the owner and managing editor of CavsCorner.com, a website
devoted to University of Virginia athletics. In addition to his Writing
Center duties, Chris is also an Instruction Editor with GolfChannel.com.
When he's not working, Chris can usually be found playing golf, traveling
with his wife, Stacey, and cheering on the UVa basketball team.
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