Spotlight on Reading/Writing: Rhiannon Wickizer


The TODAY’s Spotlight on Reading/Writing features CSU-Pueblo faculty and staff sharing their reading and writing experiences. The column is co-sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and the English Club. This week’s feature highlights adjunct English faculty member Rhiannon Wickizer.

Name: Rhiannon Wickizer

rwickizer.jpgDepartment/title: English, adjunct faculty

Educational Background: B.A. English, CSU-Pueblo, currently pursuing M.A. in English

What has been your greatest success in writing? I’m still working on that, hopefully, my thesis… However, a key point for me was tackling multi-genre writing. I encountered it for the first time as an undergraduate; I still find it useful in my graduate studies. It offers a unique way (to illustrate) my argument, and I love the creativity it lends to traditional papers.

What do you struggle with in writing and how do you tackle that challenge? The point of entry into an essay always gets me. I spend a lot of time toying with argumentative strategies, but once I become comfortable with one, the language usually unfolds itself.

What’s your favorite book of all time? Author? “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It’s beautiful, weird and timeless.

What are you currently reading? Author? “Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha,” Jack Kerouac and Shirley Charlotte Bronte.

What’s your favorite guilty reading pleasure, an easy, “beach” read? I like gossip magazines (what can I say I’m nosy).

Do you have a favorite word or quotation and who is the author? “You can live with anything, if you have the thing you can’t live without.” – Toni Morrison Love

For more information on this feature, contact English Club sponsor and English lecturer Constance Little (constance.little@colostate-pueblo.edu), 549-2197.