Former graduate returns: Natalie Mahaffey calls English Dept. home

Rachel Baggett, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

Many students have different reasons for attending Francis Marion University, but instructor of English Natalie Mahaffey said that she based her decision on something she called downright embarrassing. “I chose to stay in...

Mystery novelist visits FMU

Alexis M. Johnson, Staff Writer

April 14, 2011

Megan Abbott, a novelist and scholar who specializes in a style of literature and film called noir, presented a chapter of her upcoming novel “The End of Everything” in a public reading on April 6 as part of the Hunter Fund...

Sigma Tau Delta plans March events to promote literacy

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

March 2, 2011

Francis Marion's Nu Rho Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, has plans for a busy semester. This month, they will host Read Across America, they will hold regular bake sales and one of two accepted...

English exchange student explores American culture while at FMU

Jasmine Moultrie, Staff Writer

February 9, 2011

After being at Francis Marion University for less than two weeks, Samora "Sam" Parkinson has noticed several differences in the way things are done regarding education, television, food, and hospitality. Parkinson came to Francis...

English film series will show “Madame Curie”

Jasmine Moultrie, Staff Writer

January 26, 2011

The English Film Series, which is sponsored by the English Department, is back again for another semester full of diverse movies for all students. The first film that will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 1 is the 1943 black and white...

Writers share secrets at literary festival

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer

November 17, 2010

Authors at the Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival gave students, faculty and Florence residents a peek inside the minds of writers during a two-day event recently held at Francis Marion. Through a series of panel discussions,...

Literary journal plans public reading of accepted works

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

November 17, 2010

The staff of Snow Island Review has voted on and accepted submissions for their fall 2010 issue. After receiving over 60 written submissions and nine art submissions, the staff accepted 29 written and eight art works. Snow...

Literary festival comes to campus

Lindsay Buchanan, Senior Writer

November 3, 2010

Lovers of literature will gather at Francis Marion Nov. 4 and 5 to enjoy the fifth annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival. The event this year will showcase the talents of five nationally-known bestselling authors including...