BFA, Converse College
MFA, Wichita State University
Anna Caroline Harris specializes in contemporary poetry. Her poems have appeared in Cellpoems, Poetry for the Masses, Mikrokosmos, and NakedCity magazine. At Augusta University, she advises Sand Hills literary magazine; directs Writers Weekend at Summerville; and teaches courses in composition and creative writing, including Foundations in Poetry, Persona Poetry and Poetry Workshop.
BA, University of Southern Mississippi
MA, University of Southern Mississippi
PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
Jared Hegwood has his PhD. in English with primary specialization in Creative Writing and secondary emphasis in Contemporary Literature. His research interests include Donald Barthelme, Jorge Borges and Italo Calvino, primarily the convergence of postmodern storytelling technique and fantastic fiction.
Dr. Hegwood's fiction can be seen or is forthcoming in numerous print and online literary magazines including The Tulane Review, The Adirondack Review, The Yalobusha Review, elimae, Keyhole Magazine, The Manifest Review, Pindeldyboz, Night Train and others. His writing has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and his story Adjustments was named one of 2004's Notable Short Stories by Story South.
He teaches courses in popular genres such as the Graphic Novel and Science-Fiction/Fantasy, as well as Literature for the Creative Writer, humanities, and composition. In the past he has taught courses in film theory, contemporary American drama, and the global graphic novel.
Jim Minick is the author of The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family, winner of the SIBA Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Award. Minick has also written a collection of essays, Finding a Clear Path, two books of poetry, Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, and he edited All There is to Keep by Rita Riddle. Minick has won grants, awards, and honors from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association, Southern Environmental Law Center, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Appalachian Writers Association, Appalachian Heritage, Now and Then Magazine, Radford University, Lincoln Memorial University, and the University of North Carolina- Greensboro. His poem "I Dream a Bean" was picked by Claudia Emerson for permanent display at the Tysons Corner/Metrorail Station. Minick's work has appeared in many publications including Shenandoah, Oxford American, Orion, San Francisco Chronicle, Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Conversations with Wendell Berry, The Sun, Appalachian Journal, Bay Journal News, Wind, and The Roanoke Times. He completed an MFA in fiction from UNC- Greensboro, where he was The Fred Chappell Fellow and Fiction Editor for The Greensboro Review. Currently, he is a member of the Core Faculty in Converse College's low-residency MFA program.
BA, Southern Illinois University
MA, English, University of Texas
MA, Linguistics, University of Texas
Paul seems to march to a different drummer, namely Ringo Starr, Tony Williams, or Roy Haynes. An avid musician, he enjoyes taching classes that connect music and literature. He has taught on the correlations between the 19th and 20th century Romantic writers and the music of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, and also the poetic forms contained within The Beatles lyrics.
In addition to English Composition Courses and Humanities, Paul regularly teaches Creative Writing. He was the faculty literature advisor for the Sand Hills Literary Magazine for the past 14 years.