An author of 26 books, Bryant '82 employs the lessons of Jerry Spinelli ’63 and other talented writers to craft compelling literature
Writing is a process – a progression of finding the right combination of words to mesh big ideas into small stories, poems, and works of fiction.
Jen Fisher Bryant ’82 knows this process well. An author of more than two dozen books, she has taught writing and literature at West Chester University and Bryn Mawr College, led writing workshops across the U.S., and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Communications and Marketing Advisory Council at Gettysburg College.
Are you an aspiring author? Read Bryant’s tricks of the trade to jumpstart your writing career.
My semester in Nantes, France was a magical one. Living with a host family was a unique experience and I learned so much from just living "the French Life" and spending my days talking about life with my host parents. I learned how to communicate when I didn't always know the right word, how to trust myself when trying to navigate a new city, and how to approach life from a different point of view. My only regret was having to leave that wonderful country where I had grown so much in four short months.
In fall 2011, Jack Murphy joined the Department of French at Gettysburg College. Bringing with him a background in sociocultural anthropology and a research agenda focused on urban youth in contemporary France, he has been working with colleagues in the Department to help expand offerings in contemporary French culture and society.
Holding a joint degree in French Studies and Anthropology, Jack completed his doctoral work at New York University in 2009.