Creative Writing Program
Past News and Events
LSSU Undergrad. 2014-2015 Writing Contest Winners Announced at End-of-Year English Banquet!
Ellen Airgood to Read and Receive Writing the U.P. Award at LSSU
2014-2015 Creative Writing Contests Close 3/31; Judge Announced as Ellen Airgood
Best-selling memoirist and novelist Jeanine Cummins visits LSSU
LSSU chooses Ellen Airgood as Winner of the Writing the U.P. Award
Regional elementary students win LSSU Superhero Graphic Story Contest
Announcing the LSSU Short Story Prize for High School Writers
2014 Superior Children's Book Festival a great success
Performance writing students collaborate with Acting students to see plays performed
Award-winning poet Kim Addonizio gives master-class for creative writers
2013-2014 Creative Writing Contest Results
Annual Expository Writing Contest Winners Announced
Poet and writer Jim Northrup speaks to packed Crows Nest
Canadian television does story on LSSU creative writing project
Nine local elementary students recognized in LSSU Tall Tales writing contest
LSSU journal Border Crossing seeks art submissions
English Professor Eric Gadzinski is U.P. Poet Laureate finalist!
Five English professors' writing published in a new anthology from Wayne State University.
The English Department was voted 2012-2013 Department of the Year by Student Government! Thanks, SG, for the recognition!
The Annual English Department Awards Ceremony was held in the Crow's Nest on Wednesday, April 17th from 4:30 to 6 pm. Thanks for coming!
Winners of the annual essay-writing contests have been announced here!
The winners of the Annual Creative Writing Contests have been announced here.
The deadline for the Annual Writing Contests is 2/28/13. New this year is a Best English 091 Paper Contest! Please visit the Annual Writing Contest page to learn more!
Helen Frost, the award-winning author of seven novels-in-poems, visited Lake Superior State University on Monday, February 11, 2013 to present a reading and master class. For more information, visit the Visiting Writers Series page.
The second issue of Border Crossing, the CWP journal of literature and art, arrived from the printer on October 30, 2012. The launch party for our second issue took place at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Sainte Marie, MI on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 pm. Read more here.
Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for Head Off & Split, and known as one of the most eloquent, fearless and necessary poets in America, visited Lake Superior State University on Thursday, Oct. 4, to present a reading and master class. Read more here.
Creative writing professor Julie Barbour read from her recently-released chapbook of poetry, Come To Me and Drink, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Bayliss Public Library, here in Sault Ste. Marie! Read more here.
Four LSSU professors participated in the U.P. Book Tour!
The book launch party for Creative Writing professor Julie Brooks Barbour was held Friday, April 20, 3-4:30 PM in the library! Read an interview with Brooks Barbour about her chapbook, Come To Me and Drink, here.
The end-of-semester department reception was Thursday, April 19, from 6-8 pm at the Ontario/Michigan rooms in the Cisler Center. Winners of the annual writing contests were announced; departmental awards were presented; and Border Crossing editors talked about their experience on the journal.
Our Summer and Fall 2012 courses are posted on the University scheduling site. Be sure to check out our new INTD literary journal internships.
The Lake Superior State University Visiting Writer Series, a part of the new Creative Writing Program, hosted National Book Award–winning novelist, Jaimy Gordon, as its inaugural Visiting Writer on Monday, February 20, from 7-9 pm at the Crow's Nest in the Walker Cisler Center! The reading and reception was free, open to the public, and a great success.