Emily Diehl grew up outside of Nashville on a small farm where she was homeschooled and learned to love gardening, cooking, fiber arts, and the environment. While studying English and Creative Writing at Trevecca Nazarene University, Emily also took classes on Environmental Justice and volunteered on the campus farm.
Emily is a first year MFA student with a focus on fiction. Though she tutored during her undergrad, this is her first semester tutoring in the WKU Writing Center. She enjoys encouraging students and giving them room to process their thoughts in a safe, judgement-free environment. Her desire is to help students articulate their ideas—both creatively and coherently—and enjoy the process of writing. She is versed in both MLA and APA and has helped many students with dissertations as well as online appointments.
Her favorite authors include Wendell Berry, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marilynne Robinson, C.S. Lewis, and Victor Hugo.
She dreams of owning a small farm where she can homeschool her future children, teach writing to kids from the community, and write novels that do justice to her literary predecessors.
Marcee is a first-year student in the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program with a concentration in fiction. She began working in the WKU Writing Center this August as part of her graduate assistantship, and has knowledge of MLA and Chicago styles, as well as creative works. In tutoring, Marcee enjoys seeing students come to epiphanies and realizations about what they’re working on, especially when they’re passionate or excited about what they’re writing.
Marcee hopes to publish fiction and nonfiction as a career, but knows that most professional writers still need day jobs; to that end, she hopes to work as an acquisitions editor after completing her MFA. Marcee originally hails from a small town on the east side of Michigan, and is definitely not acclimated to Bowling Green’s heat and humidity. When she’s not in class, in the Writing Center, or walking up the hill—it’s a long walk—you can find her attending informal workshops, reading a book, or reading at open mic events… maybe even one on Thursday: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FWkuWritingCenter%2Fposts%2F1462018153834544&width=500
Interested in setting up an appointment with Emily or Marcee? Visit the Writing Center today or set up an appointment online. We’re open from 9 AM to 4 PM in 123 Cherry Hall and 4 PM to 9 PM in the Academic Commons in Cravens, Monday through Thursday (9 AM to 3 PM in 123 Cherry Hall on Fridays).