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Welcome to the Fall 2022 online Tapestry magazine. In keeping with our 2020 model, we’re developing a progressive and ever-expanding digital issue this semester. Check in monthly to keep up with the latest endeavors and cool projects that students, faculty, and alumni are undertaking this semester. 

Enjoy reading about our alumni, faculty, staff, and student activities as well as our new initiatives, achievements, and accolades. 

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November 10, 2022

South Carolina native and award-winning author Rebecca Godwin ’77 has led a literary life of writing, teaching, and publishing – with a little steel mill and real estate on the side. After earning a degree in English from Coastal Carolina College of the University of South Carolina – the institution would become Coastal Carolina University 17 years later – Godwin’s career took her to the Northeast, where she published two novels and spent 25 years as a professional writer and faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont. Now that she’s returned home to Pawleys Island, S.C., she’s amped up her writing – and the literary community has taken notice. Godwin, 72, has been named the 2023 South Carolina Arts Commission’s Prose Fellow.*  Read more.


October 26, 2022

One of the most valuable rewards of producing art is sharing it with other people. Meghan O’Connor, assistant professor of printmaking in the Department of Visual Arts, operates on this principle and embeds it into her professional and creative work. As a result of her efforts, Edwards College visual arts students and faculty recently had the benefit of working and learning from visiting artist Brandon Sanderson. Read more.


October 12, 2022

Alan Reid, associate professor of English, is knowledgeable about technology and has a concern about guns and gun culture in the United States. These blended impulses led to the creation of his latest scholarly work, A Philosophy of Gun Violence.  Read more.

 September 16, 2022

Hard work pays off.

It’s possible to make a living as an artist.

In the darkest of moments, better days are ahead.

These cliches sound like greeting card messages, but Charles Clary is living proof that they possess a kernel of truth.

Clary, associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Coastal Carolina University and winner of the 2022 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award, is breaking out of a productive, successful artistic period rooted in personal grief and mourning and into an equally prolific period of hope and possibility. Read more.


September 19, 2022

Effecting global change might sound like a tall order for a 27-year-old alum, but Jonathan Klein ’17 and a team of associates spent much of summer 2022 doing just that. Read more.