Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior, Professor of English at Liberty University, earned her Ph. D. and M. A. at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her B. A. at Daemen College. She is a regular writer at Christianity Today and Think Christian. Her writing also appears at The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Gospel Coalition, Books and Culture, The Other Journal, Comment, Sojourners, The High Calling, Relevant, and Salvo. Prior received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013, was named Faculty of the Year by the Multicultural Enrichment Center in 2010, received the Sigma Tau Delta (LU chapter) Teacher of the Year Award in 2006, and was the 2003 recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She is a member of the graduate faculty and teaches British literature primarily, with a specialty in 18th-century British literature, which she loves for its emphasis on philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, community and the “middle way.” Prior lives in rural Virginia with her husband along with sundry dogs, horses, and chickens.

Memories Worthy of Your Memoir

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced A memoir is not the same as an autobiography or a journal. What’s the difference? How do you choose which memories to share? How can your life be made interesting to readers? How do you honor your experiences while honoring the other people who helped contribute to those experiences? This workshop […]

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How Reading Well Can Help You Write Well

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Writing is to reading like the cart is to the horse: reading the well-crafted words of others propels one’s own writing. This workshop will highlight reading samples from a survey of gifted writers through the ages, representing a range of writing styles and subjects. Reading writers like those we will explore […]

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