Welcome to the Department of Writing

Department Chair Patricia Clark

I'm delighted to welcome visitors to our web page who are interested in the writing major. Rich opportunities await anyone choosing this major from working as a web designer, writing a novel, or becoming an editor, to designing documents, finding a job in publishing, or collaborating on a play. Our curriculum builds flexible skills to help you in many entry-level positions and to serve you for a life full of learning, reading, and writing. The Writing Department curriculum is among the most progressive in the country, offering unique opportunities for you to shape the 42 credits of the writing major

The Writing Department affords many additional opportunities to round out a major or minor in Writing. We have a vibrant student reading series, a student-run literary journal, a bi-annual student-written department newsletter, and clubs and organizations dedicated exclusively to writing. The department hosts one of West Michigans best visiting writer series in which we invite professional authors to visit courses, host discussions and craft talks, and deliver all-campus readings of their work. Recent visiting authors have included Roxane Gay, David Shields, and Steven Johnson, to name a few. Finally, our Distinction in Writing program encourages you to pursue extra-curricular activities to set you apart as a writer and young professional by gaining expertise in such areas as writing for publication, for performance, and in off-campus communities.

-- Patricia Clark, Writing Department Chair

 

Learn about the Distinction in Writing program in this video created by GVSU Writing majors Jacqueline Bull, Shelby Christie and Johvan Calvo

 

Dawn Nagelkirk

The Writing Department office is available to help whenever you need it.

Please feel free to call (616-331-3411) or stop by (326 LOH) and talk with Dawn Nagelkirk or one of the student assistants.

News and Events

Publishing Night

Publishing Night

Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm in LOH 174

Kaneko's The Dead Wrestler Elegies

Kaneko's The Dead Wrestler Elegies

Todd Keneko's The Dead Wrestler Elegies is available from Curbside Splendor Publishing.

Fall 2014 InWriting Newsletter

Fall 2014 InWriting Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2014 Issue of InWriting, the Writing Department Newsletter.

Student Reading Series, March 13

Student Reading Series, March 13

The next Student Reading Series event is on Friday, March 13th at 5:00pm.

Register for Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Register for Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Registration for the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 semester begins on March 17.

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