Featured Writing

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A Statement on Religion

By James Croal Jackson Perhaps divinity is in devotion– pages of textover thousands of years, eternal ramblingin the clockwork ticking the days to etch instone the wings I’d searched away, blindfaith in running water, erosion of the endlessnights I’d stay awake to eke out meaning.

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Coping With Parental Death: Insights and Tips for Teenagers

Alumna Writes a Resource for Grieving Families While Earning 2 Degrees

By Rebecca LeBoeuf Michelle Shreeve ’15G ’16G was a child when she lost her mother, and resources were limited for young families coping with the death of a parent. This experience fueled her desire to help others deal with similar grief, and through her love of writing, she addressed what…

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"What I Know [How to Do]" chapbook cover.

The Penmen Profile: SNHU Alumnus Publishes Debut Chapbook

Michael Garrigan was in his capstone class for his MA in English & Creative Writing program when he first dreamed up “What I Know [How to Do].” Using an instructional “how-to” theme, he wrote a poem he knew would be the beginning of a collection. Sure enough, Garrigan published his…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-Winning Faculty and Writer Elane Johnson

by Tricia Dannhauer The past year was momentous for one of Southern New Hampshire University’s faculty, Elane Johnson. At the 2016 commencement, she received the “Excellence in Teaching Award,” followed by earning “Best Essay Prize” in Creative Nonfiction magazine for her work, “The Math of Marriage,” in July. In addition…

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Fall Fiction Competition Winner Syche Phillips

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Syche Phillips’ short story, “Genesis,” was selected as the winner of SNHU’s 2015 Fall Fiction Short Story Competition. A writer of fiction, creative nonfiction and plays, Phillips is pursuing her online Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction with Southern New…

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9 Questions with SNHU Student Danielle Kellar, Founder of VIMFIRE Magazine

by Amber E. Box A student at Southern New Hampshire University, Danielle Kellar is following her childhood dream of starting her own literary journal. She has created VIMFIRE Magazine, a journal focused on words and art to showcase the passion she shares with both her contributors and her readers. In…

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Finding A Way: First-Time Novelist Mike Hancock

by Richard Adams Carey Mike Hancock was that lucky first-time novelist snapped up by one of New York’s legendary literary agents. Fate intervened, but Hancock has found another route. JULY 22, 2014, MANCHESTER, N.H.—First-time novelist Mike Hancock was so close. The former pack horse handler and hunting guide had graduated…

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Demon Jack Patrick Donovan

SNHU Student Patrick Donovan Talks About Demon Jack

by Jeannette Kirchner SNHU graduate student, Patrick Donovan, is a self-proclaimed nerd in addition to being a father, student and writer. He talked with us about his new urban fantasy book, “Demon Jack,” published by Fable Press. Tell us a little bit about yourself. About me? Honestly, I’m not really…

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Creating a Writer’s Life: SNHU Talks with Krysha Thayer

by Pamme Boutselis Krysha Thayer has been a freelance writer since 2007, writing about technology, pets, health and the art of writing itself. She is also an online student with Southern New Hampshire University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a focus in fiction, and is currently working…

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SNHU Talks Process and Writing with Screenwriter Betsy O’Neill

by Gabbi Hall Tell me about your background as a writer. I’ve been working in Hollywood for over 10 years as a screenwriter/ producer mostly on one major feature-length film project. I have two other projects. However, I have focused most of my time on the one big A-list, potentially…

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SNHU Talks Poetry with Pushcart Nominee Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

by Pamme Boutselis Cynthia Brackett-Vincent is a Pushcart Prize nominee and published poet. Her 2012 co-edited anthology, “Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching” (McFarland), was named one of the 100 Best Books for Writers by Poets & Writers. Cynthia is pursuing her MA in English/Creative Writing-Poetry at Southern…

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