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The University of Alabama

Registration for UA Creative Writing Club for High School Students Now Open

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama invites local high school students to sign up for the Creative Writing Club offered in the spring semester.

The club will meet Jan. 30-April 24 on Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in 301 Morgan Hall on campus.

No previous creative writing experience is required and the club is open to freshmen through seniors.

The instructors will be writers who are graduate students in UA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. They will lead a semester-long exploration of creative writing under the direction of poet Robin Behn, UA professor. Students will experiment with many kinds of creative writing, give a public reading and create their own publication. The emphasis is on having fun while exploring what language can do.

Tuition and parking are free.

The Creative Writing Club, beginning its ninth year, has been supported by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Tuscaloosa Arts Council, UA College of Arts and Sciences, English department and program in creative writing.

The Creative Writing Club also offers a free summer experience, Creative Writing Camp, for two weeks each year in June. Registration for the summer program will begin in March.

To register for the spring Creative Writing Club, send an email with the student’s name, address, phone number, email address, school and grade level to P. J. Williams, program assistant,

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The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.