Creating on Campus
“The Guilford campus is so full of love. You feel it as soon as you step on campus,” she says. “There is a real passion and dedication to each other, to our community, to our students and to our mission here.”
Mylène says she particularly loves the variety of Guilford students she sees in her classes.
“Creative Nonfiction is a general education course, so we see Creative Writing majors but also an array of students focusing in other disciplines who have an interest in exploring story and narrative within their own lives.”
Mylène, by undertaking the creative process right alongside her students, can truly empathize with their experience. She’s now celebrating the fruits of that labor with the publication of her latest novel, The Last to See Me, her first novel written while teaching at Guilford.
Her advice to emerging writers? Invest time in your writing — and pace yourself.
"You have to not only set aside time to write, but fiercely guard that time," she says. "Just as important is taking time away from writing. Art benefits from dedication and commitment and also from respite."