Creative Writing Workshop to be held at Waynesburg University

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Waynesburg University’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will hold a Creative Writing Workshop for high school students and their teachers Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Registration and check in will begin at 9:40 a.m.

The workshop will feature Shannon Reed, instructor of English at Allegheny College, and former lecturer of English at Waynesburg University.

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

Dr. Amy Randolph, associate professor of English at the University, believes the event also benefits Waynesburg’s English and creative writing majors.

“I hope they gain a sense of the positive role they as writers can play in the community,” said Randolph.

Activities will include two workshops facilitated by Department of English and Foreign Languages faculty and students. During the student workshops, teachers will attend a workshop facilitated by Reed. Following the workshops, there will be a luncheon and student reading.

Reed is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and The Washington Post. Her other credits include Poets & Writers Magazine, Guernica, The Guardian, Vulture and Eater, among others.

She is also a playwright. Her plays have been produced in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Pittsburgh.

Registration is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register or for more information, contact Randolph by email at

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

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