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Writer's Conference:


The 9th annual Columbus State Writers Conference on May 5th was a great success! Certainly, we were saddened that our initial keynote speaker, Elizabeth Alexander, had to cancel her appearance due to a death in the family. However, Naomi Wolf delivered a very thought-provoking and educational speech, in addition to a special workshop earlier in the day. Additionally, seventeen other professional writers conducted engaging workshops on a range of writing-related matters.

We look forward to next year's conference. Details regarding presentation proposals will be updated on the conference's website this fall.

Thanks to all who participated for a wonderful conference!




David Hassler

The 10th Annual Columbus State Writers Conference took place on Saturday, March 23, and featured the Director of the Wick Poetry Center, David Hassler, as keynote speaker. Mr. Hassler spoke about his own accomplishments as a poet, playwright, and essayist,  and also discussed the various efforts of the poetry center at reaching out and giving voice to communities throughout Ohio.



English Department Open Mic:

The English Department will hold an Open Mic event Thursday, October 3rd and November 14th, 7-9pm in the TV production studio in the library. Students, employees and members of the community are invited to read their own poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and are also encouraged to read the work of other writers.