The Writers Showcase series highlights recent work by established researchers in a range of fields. The series provides speakers an opportunity to discuss not only their research and scholarship, but the writing processes that underpin those efforts. Aiming to build an engaged community of scholars and writers across programs, departments, and colleges, the series selects speakers both within and outside of Franklin University.
What makes a story? Goldsmith, a journalist, editor, essayist and novelist, describes how writing her first book, a work of narrative nonfiction, revealed the ability of the story arcs that are embedded in everyday life to power and give shape to a compelling narrative. This lesson later influenced her work as a fiction writer and magazine writer and editor -- and ultimately helped her to understand and embrace the twists and turns of her life as a writer.
Mary L. Churchill
Academic and author, Dr. Mary Churchill, shares the story of her writing journey and how she went from writing avoidance as an undergraduate student to joining the #5amwritersclub accountability group on Twitter and publishing a book with Johns Hopkins University Press. Along the way, she shares her writing stories that include blogging at Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Ed as well as creating and launching three podcasts. She will share the details behind the making of her recent co-authored book and the tools and techniques she uses to keep on writing.