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Meet Lindsey, L'14

Lindsey Harding, Writer and professor | Athens, GA

"I don't think the School of Letters could be just anywhere. There's something about Sewanee that makes it uniquely situated for this style of program."

Part rigorous academic study, part creative hamlet—for Lindsey, the School of Letters was everything she didn't know she needed. Within the first week of her first summer though, she was sure she was somewhere special.

"You feel like you are a part of this intimate, close family while you are on the Mountain." And for many students, their School of Letters family begins to intersect with their partners and children. In the years Lindsey attended the School of Letters, she went from no children to two children. "It was awesome to share this experience with my family and watch others in my cohort grow their families, too."

A fiction writer, Lindsey spent her summers workshopping short stories with guidance from professors like Ellen Slezak, Michael Griffith, and Chris Bachelder. Since graduating, she's written a novel and signed with a literary agent. She also completed a PhD in English from the University of Georgia, where she serves as director of the Writing Intensive Program. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.