Sara Sobota - Coastal Carolina University
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Sara Sobota

Publications Editor and Senior Lecturer of English

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Edwards 109

Spring 2024 Office Hours 
Mondays/Wednesdays  11:00am - 12:00pm

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ― Mark Twain


As senior lecturer of English, Sara teaches courses in business communication and professional writing. She also serves as faculty mentor for a team of undergraduates who write discipline-centered feature stories and maintain departmental social media accounts. As publications editor for the Edwards College, Sara writes and edits a variety of promotional materials including Tapestry, the alumni magazine; the biannual CCU Cultural Arts Calendar; press releases; and a weekly newsletter. Sara is an active free lance writer as well, for regional lifestyle and trade publications as well as area nonprofit organizations.

Outside of work, Sara enjoys running, kayaking, going to the beach, reading, and hanging out with her three rescue dogs: Zippy, Virginia, and Dakota


M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, Bennington College, Candidate June 2024

M.A., English, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

M.Ed., Secondary education/English, Marymount University

B.A., English and journalism, University of Richmond


Interesting Facts 

Sobota co-authored a cookbook with Heidi Vukov of Croissant’s Bistro and Bakery titled “Bonjour, Y’all: Heidi’s Fusion Cooking on the South Carolina Coast.”

Teaching Areas 

Composition, journalism, and business communication

Research Areas 

Travel writing, university publications, and creative nonfiction