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DMC English Faculty Presenting "Memoir and Fiction" Reading Nov. 7

Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso

Interested in fiction or creative nonfiction? Then make plans to attend Del Mar College’s (DMC) Memoir and Fiction Reading on Thursday, Nov. 7, with English instructor Sarah Lenz and associate professor Kent Lenz, PhD, who will share their creative writing talents.

Sponsored by the College’s English and Philosophy Department and DMC Learning Resources, the free reading begins at 3 p.m. in Room 514 of White Library located on Del Mar College’s East Campus at Naples off Kosar at Staples. The reading is open to the public.

For more information, contact Alan Berecka, DMC professor of Learning Resources,at 698-1933 or aberecka@delmar.edu.

Kent and Sarah met in an introduction to fiction writing class at the University of Nebraska–Omaha in 2001. They married in 2005, the same year they both graduated with bachelor of fine arts degrees in creative writing. They then took turns attending different graduate schools in Nebraska, Idaho, Ohio and Georgia.

Kent has published in Drunken Monkey and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has taught writing at DMC since 2014. In his spare time, he sells comic books as the co-owner of Collector’s Comics and Toys. Kent also holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and a doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition.

Sarah joined the College’s faculty in 2016. Her essays have been published in Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Fourth River, Entropy, South Dakota Review, Santa Ana Review and Front Porch among other publications. Additionally, three of her essays have been named “notable” in Best American Essays, and she received the New Letters Readers’ award in nonfiction. She holds a master’s degree in literature and a master of fine arts degree in nonfiction writing.

Additionally, Sarah is the founder of the Writers’ Studio - Corpus Christi (writersstudio.org), which offers free classes on creative writing craft as well as serves as the prose editor for the Switchgrass Review.


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