Redefining the Classroom

For creative writing graduate, the world is his oyster

Posted: April 18th, 2017

WORLDWIDE WRITER – Nobody would blame Lake Superior State University creative writing student Clay Winowiecki if he considers the world his proverbial oyster. He is already a published travel writer with over 100 articles; one of these articles went viral online, with over 450,000 shares on Facebook and an estimated 2.6 million to 3 million views. He is finishing up an internship with Border Crossing, a professional literary journal published by LSSU's creative writing program. His senior thesis – a capstone undergraduate research project undertaken by all LSSU students – is a creative non-fiction collection about his recent visit to Nicaragua. As graduation approaches, Winowiecki has been accepted into five out of five journalism Master's programs, one of which, Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland), his first choice, is offering a scholarship. An upcoming profile story will share his experiences inside and outside of Lake State. Winowiecki, from Kingsley, Mich., graduates April 29 with a Bachelor of Arts in literature-creative writing, along with a minor in marketing. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: Prof. Mary McMyne, LSSU English Department, e-mail, 906-635-2327; John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314.