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Sara Sobota

Publications Editor and Senior Lecturer of English

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Edwards 109

Spring 2020 Office Hours 
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays  9:00 - 10:00am

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


A native of northern Virginia, Sobota moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1993 and began working as CCU’s Writing Center Coordinator in 1996.  She left in 2000 to stay home with her boys and pursue part-time work in freelance writing and magazine editing for publications including Grand Strand Magazine, US Airways Magazine, the Sun News and the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Guide.  She returned to CCU in 2008 as lecturer of English and stepped into the role as publications editor for the Edwards College in 2016.  She continues to write freelance feature articles for Grand Strand Magazine. Outside of work, Sobota enjoys running, kayaking, going to the beach, and traveling to soccer tournaments with her three boys.



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