Suzanna Phillips

Suzanna Phillips

B.A. English, Gardner-Webb University

B.A. Religious Studies, Gardner-Webb University

B.A. Journalism, Gardner-Webb University

Creative Writing, Continuing Studies, Oxford University

M.A. English Literature, Gardner-Webb University

Suzanna began teaching writing while still in undergrad work at her university Writing Center. Candidates for this program were hand selected by the head of the English department and personally trained for the position throughout the year. She went on to work as a writer for the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. and the International Mission Board in Richmond, VA. Most recently, she has been published in Focus on the Family’s monthly magazine Thriving Family. In the 2011-2012 school year she worked at Veritas School as an instructor for Rhetoric I and II, Senior Thesis and Hermeneutics. She also served as advisor to the Veritas upper school newspaper Litterae Veritatis and founded the school Writing Center. She spent the 2012-2013 school year teaching World Literature and Writing 9/10 at Westminster. She adores reading, writing, and most of all sharing the love of all things lit and hopes to bring a contagious enthusiasm for savvy language use and dissection of the written word to her students at Westminster.

It is evident in Scripture that the Lord loves literary devices and Christ used stories to draw in and call people to Himself. From loving God’s Word and desiring to follow Christ’s example I see literature as a way to ponder the condition of man through a lens of insight - to learn and think without ruining your life! Looking for Biblical parallels in literature is one of my favorite endeavors. They are always there, they can’t help but be. We are created in God’s image, and like Him, we create what we love. Our hearts pour out through our pens. 

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