• Brandi Nicole Martin challenges herself to write about challenging subjects

    Her poetry exploring the causes of trauma and mental illness garnered Martin prize-winning appreciation from the Missouri Review.

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  • Taking on and conquering her challenges one at a time

    Marisa Anderson graduated with her English degree in May of 2017, took on the rigors of law school, and now has her sights set on the U.S. Army Jag Corps.

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  • Discovering similar interests led to traveling same path

    Jade and Jordan Heise started out at FSU with plans to pursue degrees related to science, but their classes in the English department convinced them to switch majors.

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  • Her "meditation process" inspires Diamond Forde's award-winning poetry

    She won the 2020 Furious Flower Poetry Prize, and her writing practices help keep Forde humble yet motivated.

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Student, Alumni, and Donor News

Amber Cresgy

The students in her fall 2019 Women in Literature course nominated Cresgy for the award, citing her "encouraging...engaging" teaching style.

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FSU's Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio earned national certification in December 2019 for the work tutors and consultants offer to the campus community.

Lauren Olster

English graduate Lauren Olster credits her writing, editing, and media studies at FSU for giving her the foundation to craft her comedy career.

Meagan Martinez

FSU students who major in English have found funny ways to combine their studies with their funny sides.

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Craft is a fourth-year doctoral student in FSU's Creative Writing Program, and her debut poetry collection, Plunder, won the 2019 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize.

Masters in four

She was one of 14 finalists who competed to win the competition. Miller's presentation was titled "Crafting the Setting of a Novel: Inspiration, Imitation & Invention" and explained the reasons for the location she chose for her novel.

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The day-long symposium will allow visitors to see the different ways that students are creating digital projects now and where digital work is headed for the future.

Jayme Ringleb’s literary journey has helped him evolve as an artist and an editor, and he encourages aspiring writers not to limit themselves.

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Karen Tucker was originally drawn to fiction as an avid young reader, but she did not begin writing until she was in her 30s, however.

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Laura Smith’s role with the SER is key to the journal's success with the fairly new approach of expanding author representation and readership through its weekly, online publication.

Student Profiles

Angela Lertkiratikul

Angela K. Lertkiratikul is currently a senior majoring in English with a focus in Editing, Writing, and Media and minoring in biology.

Suzanne Raybuck

Suzanne Raybuck is an Honors student and Presidential Scholar in her sophomore year at Florida State University and is pursuing dual degrees in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media and Information Technology.

David Advent

David Advent is in his senior year at Florida State University, double majoring in English with a concentration in Literature and International Affairs...

Erin Christopher

A third-year senior from Lexington, Kentucky, Erin came to Florida State University to study English with a concentration in Creative Writing for her major. . .

Mae Espinosa

Mae is a junior dual degree student who is studying English Literature with a Communications minor, as well as earning a double major in Political Science and International Affairs. In the fall of 2018, Mae starts her honors thesis...

Rosalind Helsinger

In her freshman year, Rosalind organized the start of a campus Shakespeare Club because she realized there was not a student outlet to unite the literary and theatrical aspects of Shakespeare...

Colby Blackwill

Colby recently was awarded an IDEA grant for his honors thesis. English Professor James Kimbrell is supervising Colby’s thesis...

Talise Burton

Talise Burton is a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and she is earning a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a 2018 IDEA Grant recipient...

Catherine Buckler

Catherine Buckler graduated in May 2018 with an English degree (Editing, Writing and Media track) and minors in Philosophy and Film Studies...

Nicole Tripodis

Nicole is a junior English major studying on the Editing, Writing, and Media track, with a minor in Art History. She has spent the past two summers in New York City as an intern...

Rebecca Barton

In her sophomore year at Florida State University, Rebecca had the privilege of participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)...