Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The Writing Life

The Creative Voice

With intensive and demanding academic writing assignments, how do Scripps students find and showcase their creative talent? Ann Mayhew, the former student co-editor of [in]Visible magazine, explores the rich literary opportunities at the College.

by Ann Mayhew '13

The Queen of Dangerous Research

Malibu native and best-selling author Katie Anawalt Arnoldi '80 pushes herself to experience what her characters feel before giving them life on paper.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Treasures of the Imagination

Novelist Michelle Huneven ’73 spins stories that encourage us to ask “Do we really know what’s best for us?” “Do we really know what path to take?”

by Susan Warmbrunn

Why Writing Matters

How does Scripps College continue to produce outstanding writers? Kristina Brooks looks at the Writing Program and the Scripps College curriculum and how it helps transform good writing to great writing.

by Kristina Brooks

Writing Wrongs

Acclaimed feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether '58 delves into the thickets of complex and controversial issues.

by Susan Warmbrunn

Browsing Room

Paul Soldner: Artist and Provocateur

In honor of Paul Soldner (1921-2011), emeritus professor of ceramics at Scripps College for more than three decades, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery presents Serendipity: Paul Soldner, Artist and Provocateur, August 27 through December 11, 2011. The exhibition is part of the gallery's yearlong celebration of ceramics and the instrumental role Scripps College has played in its development.

Scripps College Shines in L.A. Art Scene

Scripps College is a significant player in the largest collaborative art exhibition and performance project ever undertaken in Southern California—“Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,” beginning in fall 2011 through spring 2012.

Alumnae Speak

A Thousand Words’ Worth

Scripps College gave me a chance to study what inspired me: people. While my camera allowed me to edge closer to my subjects, writing lets me study my subjects in the greatest detail: from the inside-out.

by Traci Johnson Moore ’91

Professor by Day, Bodybuilder by Night

I use myself as an example that it is never too late to make a positive change in your life. I realize that at my age I’ve stepped out of the box, away from the norm or the expected path, and ventured into what I thought was no longer attainable. I have enjoyed this change and hope to inspire others to reach a little further to be and do what they want.

by Cheryl Cormia Stoneham ’76

World Building

I was afraid of giving my best and being told that it was nowhere near good enough, and thanks awfully for trying. But I am also, thankfully, both deeply stubborn and surrounded by good people. I forced myself to apply for the job, even though I was terrified.

by Diana Sherman '00

Editor's Page

Reading for Fun

Scripps College has, from its beginning, emphasized good writing as important to whatever role an alumna chooses in life. No wonder we have so many successful writers in a wide range of fields.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett