Express Yourself Creatively
Creative writing courses offer students the opportunity to explore
many forms of writing, including journals, poetry, short stories,
essays, and articles. Many of these courses are taught by
faculty who are published writers. Students in these creative
writing courses have gone on to win writing awards and have
also had their work published.
English department also offers journalism courses. Students
who enroll in a journalism course will learn the basics of
writing articles and features and may have their work published
in WCC's award-winning student newspaper, The Student Voice.
The WCC student newspaper, The Student Voice, is staffed by students and freelance contributors.
The Voice publishes news, features and opinions as well as
special sections for students' poetry and art. In winter 2000,
The Voice earned 14 awards from the Michigan Community College
In Journal Workshop, students learn classic journal writing techniques to
overcome writing blocks, clarify goals, map personal history, foster personal
growth and expand creative expression. While studentsí journals remain
confidential, some of the private, raw material is transformed into polished
pieces suitable for a wider audience, including WCC publications.
The Huron River Review, WCC’s literary magazine, has earned more than 50 national and regional awards for excellence since its inception in 2002. It is open to submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and art from WCC students, faculty, and staff. The submission period is September through January every year. The magazine is published annually in April or May. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood Orange, the WCC Writing Center’s low-budget, high-quality literary magazine, is published three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer. It welcomes submissions of poetry, short prose (no more than 500 words), photography, and art (the magazine is printed in black and white). Each issue has a theme. For more information, contact email@example.com.
WCC Poetry Club welcomes all poets and writers. The club’s weekly meetings are poetry workshops, and it also publishes poetry anthologies and hosts open-mic readings every year. During Fall and Winter semesters, meetings are Fridays, 5:00pm, in the Writing Center (LA 355). During Spring/Summer semester, meetings are Fridays, 1:00pm, in the Writing Center. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For online information on writing:
About. Com, Journals: Tips and advice on keeping all types
of journals from dream journals to travel journals - http://search.about.com/fullsearch.htm?terms=journals&IAM=URL_journals
Writers' Exchange: Too much good stuff for writers to list
here. Information on contest, publishing, tips on writing
poetry and fiction - http://freelancewrite.about.com/?once=true&
National Writing Centers Association - http://nwca.syr.edu/