Creative Writing Festival

festival logo with penJoin us for a week-long celebration of creative writing!

Monday, May 6

Writing from Lived Experience: A reading & conversation with author Peyton Marshall [event listing with more information]
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Penguin Union Building (PUB) 258B 

Tuesday, May 7

Exit Black Book Release Party: A reading and celebration in honor of Clark English professor Joe Pitkin’s new sci-fi novel 
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Cannell Library (LIB) 101

Wednesday, May 8

Create Your Own Comic: A hands-on workshop led by Clark Art professor Grant Hottle
12:00–2:00 p.m.
Cannell Library (LIB) 101

Thursday, May 9

The Swift Release Party: Student readings and a celebration in honor of the 2nd edition of Clark’s student-run literary journal [event listing with more information]
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Penguin Union Building (PUB) 161

English Department Awards Ceremony
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Penguin Union Building (PUB) 161

Friday, May 10

Yoga for Creativity: A free yoga class focused on connecting the mind & body to nourish creativity [event listing with more information]
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Penguin Union Building (PUB) 258B

Saturday, May 11

Spring Writing Workshop: A full day of writing workshops, readings, and community building – with free lunch, coffee, and pastries! Please sign up for this event at  
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Penguin Union Building (PUB)

The Creative Writing Festival is a week-long event curated by our Creative Writing and English faculty. It is a celebration of writing, including visiting writing professionals, faculty, students and community members—writers and readers alike. Read more about the Clark College English department.

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