BCYC Immersion - Christian Fiction & Creative Writing

This track is available in Session 2: July 15–20, 2018


Cost of attendance: $525.00

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“I am primarily interested in entertaining people and telling them a fundamental truth at the same time.” -- Myles Connolly, author of Mr. Blue


“Art has been verified. God is the Lord, of angels, and of men—and of elves.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien


BCYC Immersion’s Christian Fiction & Creative Writing track is for students who want to explore how their love of fiction and their passion for faith work together. Great Christian novelists and short story writers insist that faith cannot substitute for the skills necessary to compose an enduring work of art, yet they demand that fiction lay claim to what is good, true, and beautiful. How do they ride this fine line? Participants will discover how through a week’s worth of careful reading, open discussion, and reflective writing.


Dr. Stephen Mirarchi

Assistant Professor of English


Stephen Mirarchi (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is Assistant Professor of English. He is the author of the annotated Mr. Blue (Cluny Media, 2016) and is Series Editor for Cluny Classics, a line of reprinted Catholic books with updated, scholarly introductions. He has published academic articles on Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Crane, Louise Gluck, Robert Pinsky, Francois Mauriac, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dean Koontz, and Raymond Carver. He has also written numerous book reviews and popular articles for the St. Austin Review, the National Catholic Register, Crisis, EpicPew, and the Boston Globe. He and his wife live in Atchison with their daughter.