Public Readings by Author Leslie Leyland Fields and Students

Covenant’s English department presents a public reading by Leslie Leyland Fields, returning as Covenant’s Nick Barker Writer In Residence, on Thursday, November 15, 2012.  


Students in Fields's class will also give a reading on Saturday, November 17. Both readings are free and open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Rymer Hall Caudle Room. 


Leslie Leyland Fields is the award-winning author of several nonfiction books, including Surviving the Island of Grace, Surprise Child, and Parenting Is Your Highest Calling . . . And Eight Other Myths that Trap Us in Worry and Guilt. She has also edited nonfiction works such as Hooked! and The Spirit of Food. Her work has been published in The Atlantic, Image, and Christianity Today, among others. She lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where she and her family run a salmon fishing business.


The views expressed by Covenant-sponsored speakers and other college guests do not necessarily represent the views of Covenant College or its constituencies.


Covenant's writer in residence program is named in honor of Dr. Nick Barker, late professor of English, vice president for academic affairs, and dean of the faculty.



Lydia Holt

"I really love the faculty in the English department. All the professors are wise and caring, and they do an excellent job of connecting the study of the English language to faith and calling. In addition, as an English major, there are so many opportunities for work and service that will open up for me because of the well-rounded and rigorous training I’m receiving in the various branches of English."
 - Lydia Holt '19

Evan Lecksell

"I’m really interested in my Introduction to Literary Studies course. It is the first class I’ve had that actually got me excited about poetry, and if you have to have class at 8 a.m., Dr. Barham is the best professor to transition you from being asleep 5 minutes ago to being energized and excited about what you study. Dr. Barham’s love for literature is contagious, and you find yourself happily engaged in types of literature you never thought you would care about."
 - Evan Lecksell '19