University to host creative writing workshop

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b2ap3_thumbnail_bob21ms_lg.jpgThe Department of English and Foreign Languages at Waynesburg University will hold a Creative Writing Workshop for high school students in grades seven through twelve Thursday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m.

The event will feature Robert Cording, English and creative writing professor at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Cording will also offer a reading and book signing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, on the second floor of the Eberly Library. The public is invited to attend.

The goal of the Creative Writing Workshop is to give high school students the opportunity to engage their imaginations and strengthen their writing skills through writing exercises provided by workshop facilitators.

Activities will include two workshops facilitated by the faculty of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, a “slam,” during which students are encouraged to take pride in publicly sharing their work and lunch. During the student workshops, teachers can attend a workshop facilitated by Cording.

Cording has published six collections of poems and has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous publications such as The Nation, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, Kenyon, New England Review, Orion and The New Yorker.

For more information, contact Amy Randolph at 724- 852-3430.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu