Lauren Karr


Your name: Lauren Karr

Your home town: Charleston, West Virginia

Your major(s): Chemistry and Film Studies

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? Un poco de español.

What are your career plans? I plan on becoming a dentist.

What is your favorite book or author and why?  Once the Shore by Paul Yoon. His adept way of making a subtle conflict tangible while simultaneously constructing beautiful, tragic characters is inspiring to my inner writer.

What is your favorite word? chaos

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer: When I was a senior in high school, I wrote a multi-genre collection of pieces regarding feminine teenage plastic surgery. Prior to this project, I dreaded composing any type of writing, but working with an array of varying genres taught me that writing can be an enjoyable experience if you are open-minded.