Success Stories

Success: Ruth LeFaive’s Short Story Successes

Success: Ruth LeFaive’s Short Story Successes

Former student Ruth LeFaive is having a string of successes with her work. Ruth says, “One of my stories was recently a winner of the CRAFT 2020 Flash Fiction Contest and will be published at CRAFT this coming April. This winter my work also placed 2nd in Fractured...

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Success: Kristin Griffith Publishes Debut Memoir

Success: Kristin Griffith Publishes Debut Memoir

Former student Kristin Griffith recently published her debut memoir. “Publishing my first full-length book, Rush: Memoir of a Gay Sorority Girl, has been a dream of mine for almost 10 years and it just released on paperback and eBook versions! Taking place in college,...

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Feature Articles

Shakespeare in Education: WP Edition

Shakespeare in Education: WP Edition

How Shakespeare is taught is often a minefield for educators. Not only is there the language barrier, where it can become increasingly difficult the further we get from the Elizabethan era to understand their way of speaking, there’s the conundrum of just how to...

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Writing Prompts for Spring

Writing Prompts for Spring

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed we post daily writing prompts to get those writing muscles flexing on the regular. As Spring is a time for renewal and new growth, we thought we’d share a few prompts on the blog to celebrate this wonderful...

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Upcoming Writers’ Program Events

Upcoming Writers’ Program Events

While we’re still being cautious of everyone’s health and safety, the Writers’ Program wouldn’t be who we are if we weren’t creating opportunities for writers to learn, connect, and build community. Here are a few of our upcoming virtual events for spring &...

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Fun Facts About Some Great Writers

Fun Facts About Some Great Writers

By Alexis Harmon American short story writer Cynthia Ozick once said "I read in order to write. I read out of obsession with writing". This is true for many writers – we spend just as much time (if not more) reading and studying the work of the greats as we do...

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It’s Been a YEAR

It’s Been a YEAR

March 16, 2020 was a landmark day for the Writers’ Program, and a lot of folks. We had already transitioned the last few weeks of Winter quarter classes to online, and had just prepared for staff to alternate weeks working remotely and working on site. What we thought...

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Writers Studio: Home Edition Recap

Writers Studio: Home Edition Recap

Recently, we held our annual Writers Studio for the first time in a virtual format. The Studio is a long-running event, meeting at the crossroads of intensive, intimate class offerings and a writers’ conference. Typically held in February, it was our final event in...

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