Cowley College encourages students to develop their creative writing
skills as a form of self-expression and a means of communicating emotions,
ideas, history, and perception of the world and the human condition.
Claws is an avenue for writers at the college to showcase their works
through Writers' Corner and Mile Marker Review.
The club has grown as the creative
writing program has grown, and now the club also sponsors events, contests, and
Mile Marker Review, an online journal.
Creative Claws meets
at 2:30 pm in BC137 on a couple of Wednesdays a month. Contact a sponsor or officer for more information.
Club activities are also held at the Mulvane Campus.
View the events page for meeting dates.
Creative Claws Events
Film Night: September 12, 7:00 pm, Wright Room
Writers' Corner: November 14, 7:00 pm, Band Room
Life: Through Word and Lens: December 5, 6:30 pm, Wright
Film Contest Screening: March 31, 7:00 pm, Wright Room
Writers' Corner: May 1, 7:00 pm, Band Room
Life: Through Word and Lens: May 8, 6:30 pm, Wright Room
Mile Marker Review - online journal of literature
The Creative Writing Program at Cowley College published
its fourth issue of Mile Marker Review,
an online journal of literature and art.
The journal is ready to start accepting submissions and aims to showcase
the creative talents of the Cowley family in poetry, short fiction, art,
Officers - Ark
Rachel Bouchard: Co-President
Corey Rothwell: Co-President
Alecia Henson: Vice President
Ryan Doom: Humanities Instructor,
Debra Dockter: Adjunct
Instructor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a time and place for students to showcase their creative writing
talent. They are held throughout the year and provide
students with the opportunity to present their works to an audience.
The variety of works and audience reception have been wonderful.
||As another avenue
to showcase works, the creative writing classes at the College
combine with communications, graphic design, and photography to have a reception each semester. Students create a portfolio
of their words. At this reception, the community, staff, faculty
and students are invited to come review the works of the students.
|As part of Arts
Day, high school creative writing students enter their portfolio
in the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition. The portfolio
includes five creative writing pieces that show the range of writing
talents, including short stories, poetry and song lyrics. The winner
of the Creative Writing Prodigy Awards competition could receive
a full tuition and books scholarship.
are available for Creative Writing students. A student could be awarded
a scholarship based on personal interviews, creative writing talents
and academic achievements.
Click here for additonal information about the creative writing scholarship.
in writing we live life twice: once in the experience, and again
in recording and reflecting upon our experience."
cannot be killed. Thoughts cannot be silenced. Identity, ultimately,
cannot be suppressed.”
Jace Weaver, Literary Critic
are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing
how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
then, I had felt as if I had been born into a raging ocean where
I swam relentlessly….Never
solid ground beneath me, never a resting place. I had lived with
only the desperate hope to stay afloat….But when at last
I wrote my first words on the page, I felt an island rising beneath
my feet like the back of a whale. As more and more words emerged,
I could finally rest: I had a place to stand for the first time
in my life."
Jimmy Santiago Baca, A Place to Stand