Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Director

"Writing is not only about learning to adapt, socially and rhetorically, to various situations via genres. Writing is not simply something we do somewhere; it is something that we are--not a tool, really, but a way of being in the world in a particular time and place in relation to others within them." - Anis Bawarshi, "The Ecology of Genre" (78)

Malcolm Campbell

"If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not." - Elon Musk


Megelyn Shumway 

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

Sarah Costantino

"To read makes our speaking English good." - Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Aimee Morgado

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors." - Maya Angelou

"When you take the high road, it's hard not to lean over and spit." - Aimee

Cory Carlton

"I write to find out what I'm writing, and once I get the sense of that, the hard work begins.  It's like driving a car at night, when you can't see beyond the headlights but somehow we get through the night."  - E.L. Doctorow

 Christina Hartmann

"Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?" - Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

Melanie Pimentel

"Stand a little out of my sun." - Diogenes of Sinope to Alexander the Great



 Mary Carmack

"Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else." - William Faulkner, Light in August

 Maggierose Martinez

​"One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." - Cassandra Clare​​

Ashley Owen

"I've been silent so long now it's gonna roar out of me like floodwaters." - Chief Bromden, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Amanda Ross

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

 Chris Bacavis

"Don't you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything." - David Bowie

Kat Rutz

"A Word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day." - Emily Dickinson

Zack Messenger

"This is the real secret of life--to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.​" - Alan Watts

Brian McFadden

"I was not proud of what I had learned but I never doubted that it was worth knowing." - Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

Megan Robinder

"You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children." - Madeleine L'Engle 

Jennifer Fleming

"Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others." - John Maxwell

Emily Miller

"Ambition is the willingness to kill the things you love and eat them in order to stay alive." - 30 Rock

"Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up."​ - Stephen King

Makaela Worden

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." - John Lennon

"Life is short, so smile while you still have teeth!" - Unknown

Sarah Hook

"Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know." - Alan Watts

Jake White

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." - Charles Spurgeon