(This blog was originally published on Midway, Mary Vermillion’s blog at maryvermillion.com.) Do you still write? This question gets asked every semester when Mount Mercy English hosts one of its alumni career panels—What Can You Do With An English Major? Do you still write? The question is usually asked by students who adore creative writing … More How Do You Keep Writing After You Graduate?
Near the end of last semester, Mount Mercy English celebrated the tenth anniversary of a service-learning project informally known as Prison Book Club. At the end of this semester, we’ll celebrate the retirement of one of its founders, my dear friend and colleague Professor of English Carol Tyx. So it’s time to reflect on these … More Celebrating Prison Book Club and Professor Carol Tyx
From the deep freeze of the American Midwest, 43 degrees sounds downright balmy. That’s the temperature in Dublin on New Years Day 2018, and while many Dubliners might not find cause to celebrate it, I’m looking at that temperature with envy from my Iowa igloo. Over the last 24 hours, I’ve seen my car thermometer … More An American Joycean in Dublin