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April 15, 2013

Writers� Corner continues to grow


Writers' CornerCowley College's Creative Claws hosted its final Writers' Corner for this academic year Thursday at Willow, with an audience of 40 listening to over thirty original works written by 14 Cowley students.

Ryan Doom, co-sponsor of the writing club and Humanities faculty member welcomed those in attendance.

“There are several new faces here tonight," said Doom, as he welcomed the audience. The works presented consisted poems and short fiction.

Marlys Cervantes, co-sponsor of the club and Humanities Department Chair, introduced special guests, Robin Hill, adjunct instructor at the Mulvane campus, and Slade Griffiths, VP of Academics for the College. Hill is sponsoring a branch of Creative Claws at the Mulvane campus, and four Mulvane students attended the event.

"We are delighted to see the writing program at Cowley grow as it has," said Cervantes.

There were nine first-time presenters, as well as a core group of students who have been instrumental in the growth of the program.

"Anyone who hears the works of these students will be impressed. We have a remarkable group this year," said Cervantes.

Three graduating students were highlighted toward the end of the evening for their writing and work on behalf of the program. Kiley Broyles, Charity Kester and Shannon Mahon will all graduate in May. Mahon has served as club president this year, and she closed the evening with a few of her recent works.

"We will miss this group of students," noted Cervantes. "But we're excited about the new students who have recently become active with the program, the new faces who attended tonight, and the group of recruits who will be here in the fall."

Doom encouraged students to submit works to Mile Marker Review, Cowley's online journal. The deadline is April 16, and information can be found on Cowley's website. To close out the semester, writing students will participate in a showcase on May 2. Life: Through Words and Lens will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Earle N. Wright Community Room on the Cowley College main campus. Works from the various creative writing, photography, graphic design and mass communication classes will be showcased, and the community is encouraged to come out to view the works and support Cowley's students.


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