Friday, September 18, 2009

Residence Hall Creative Writing Workshops Continue this Fall

Are you interested in turning your life story into a memoir? Maybe you want some advice on how to write a love poem, the next great Gothic novel, or how to adjust your writing to meet the demands of technology like Facebook or MySpace. This fall, students will have the opportunity to work with experienced writers on a variety of mini-projects aimed at issues just like these.

The Bolton Writing Workshop attempts to expand creative writing opportunities beyond the classroom by bringing the workshop experience to undergraduate residence halls. The project, which began last spring, provides students with the opportunity to learn and explore issues in creative writing in a more relaxed and convenient setting. Students are encouraged to participate regardless of experience level or major and can expect to be guided through a wide range of activities that are meant to help tap into their creativity and imagination.

The program is directed by Mary Ann Samyn, Bolton Professor of Teaching and Mentoring and author of Inside the Yellow Dress (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2001) and Purr (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2005). At the workshops, students will have the opportunity to work with graduate students in poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

For more information, or to view the fall schedule, please visit the website by following the link provided.

For additional questions, please contact Mary Ann Samyn at

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