taught creative writing for nearly twenty years at Hope College in Michigan, and in 2013 joined the faculty at the University of South Florida. She is the author of the memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know.
Since 1974 The Sun has published the kind of brave, revealing writing that lives up to the magazine’s motto: “What is to give light must endure burning.” We invite you to join Sun readers and contributors — including John Brehm, Frances Lefkowitz, Heather Sellers, Sparrow, Joe Wilkins, and editor and publisher Sy Safransky — for a weekend retreat celebrating the written word. The authors will lead workshops geared to bring forth the best in your own essays, short stories, and poems. A Readers Write session will help get your pen moving.