Writing

Contemporary Illustrations Portfolio

A portfolio of miniature essays considering picturebook art from the angles of medium, design, and critical engagement. Created for CHL 403 – Picturebook in the Fall of 2020

Wizards in SpaCe 05

The poem “An Afternoon Snack” was published in the 5th edition of Wizards in Space in 2020

LibGuide: So You Want to Be a Writer?

This LibGuide was created for LIS 407 – Information Sources and Services in the Fall of 2019. The guide is designed for teen patrons of a public library who may be interested in pursuing writing as a hobby or potential career.

ToucHstone

The poems “Love Letter to the Prairie Girl Standing in the Pasture,” “Walking into the woods after lights out at summer camp” and “REVIEW: Midnight at the Narrow Gauge Cinema” were published in the 2019 issue of Touchstone

The i-70 Review

The poem “Dorothy Lived in the Midst of the Great Kansas Prairie” was publihsed in the 2019 issue of the I-70 Review. The poem “A year ago, I left home” was published in the 2020 issue.

The Legacy of Manning Kansas: The Manning JaYHawker’s 4-H Club

The final project for my spring 2016 course, “History of Lost Kansas Communities.” My 4-H club, the Manning Jayhawkers (of which I was a 12 year member) began in Manning, a small community in Scott County and I was inspired to research the roots of the club and how 4-H has continued the community’s legacy.

Discovering Dracula

A digital humanities project exploring material culture as presented in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Created as the final project for the fall 2018 course “Ghosts, Goths, and Monsters.”

Hack Library School

I was recently selected as a contributing writer for the blog Hack Library School. Beginning in September 2020, I will write a monthly blog post to be published on their site.

Wizards in Space 06

My poem “Nesting” appears in the 6th edition of Wizards in Space in 2021

The Transitory Plane

Chapbook published by TCU’s elven40seven journal, winner of their 2019 undergraduate chapbook contest

Live Ideas

The poems, “Dear Jo,” “The Learning Experience of Boys,” and “‘Welcome to our home,’ $10 admittance” appeared in Live Ideas a new, open source journal from K-State’s Primary Texts Certificate. These poems were part of the larger collection, “Building a Literary Home,” comprised of ten poems that I wrote and critically analyzed for a fall 2018 major authors course on Louisa May Alcott.

What we see and why we stay: PLace Studies through windshield surveys of Scott County, Kansas

I served as a Fall 2017 research intern for the Chapman Center for Rural Studies. I used an interdisciplinary approach to explore persistence and growth in Scott County amidst a nation-wide trend of rural population decline, Scott City had population growth. Fields consulted include history, sociology, and landscape architecture. You can also view my presentation of this project on YouTube.

The Kansas State Collegian

I served first as the assistant culture editor and then as the culture editor at The Kansas State Collegian in 2018-2019 and also acted as the primary book reviewer

K-State English Blog Posts

In my involvement with the K-State English Department I was able to write blog posts for the department blog. As president of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, I wrote about Banned Books Week. I also wrote an undergraduate student spotlight covering my four years as an English major.