Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies


"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)

Amanda King

"Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand." -Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth


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

Katie Harrington

"My mother is a fish." -Vardaman, As I Lay Dying

James Ashby

"I'll open it on the train ride out of the city. It is a book. In it, I encounter myself on every page, but the me I meet is never the me I remember. It's me but me a misanthropic barber, me a German, a werewolf; or it's me but me advancing, me in slippers, me alone under a great gray sky." -Danielle Dutton, Attempts at a Life

Jenni Ashby

"Maybe they notice me wincing whenever I hear them say it, but I don't know: there are all sorts of reasons I could be wincing. Life is a wince-a-thon." -Frank Portman, King Dork

Miranda Popp

"This cosmic dance; bursting decadence and withheld permissions, twists all our arms collectively. But, if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace." -The Old Tart Toter, Adventure Time

Scott Friedline

"As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings." -The Dalai Lama



 Nikita Williams

"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." -C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

 Jacie Nelson

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

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

Ethan Johannes

"Eventually, we will all have spoken forgotten, dead languages." - John Caputo

Taryn Miller

"The only people for me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to love, mad to talk, mad to be saved, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars." -Jack Kerouac

John Parker

"We are unusual and tragic and alive." -Dave Eggers