posted September 22, 2006

Nonfiction Collection Includes Work by Hope Profs

 The nonfiction collection "Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes" includes work by three members of the Hope College English faculty.

The book is a collection of nonfiction works by women writers focusing on living with the five interconnected Great Lakes. Edited by Alison Swan, it is being published in September by Michigan State University Press.

Jackie Bartley, Heather Sellers and Elizabeth Trembley of the college's English faculty all have work in the book. Bartley, an adjunct assistant professor of English, is author of an epigraph that helps introduce one of its five sections. Sellers, a professor of English, wrote an essay titled "Lake Talk." Trembley, associate professor of English and director of the college's FOCUS and SOAR programs, wrote an essay titled "Against the Law."

The authors with Hope connections also include several who have appeared on campus through the college's Visiting Writers Series as well as 1979 Hope graduate Gayle Boss of Grand Rapids.