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The University of Alabama

UA Offers Creative Writing Club for High-School Students in 2015

TUSCALOOSA. Ala. — The University of Alabama invites local high-school students — freshmen to seniors — to sign up for the Spring 2015 Creative Writing Club.

The Creative Writing Club will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Jan. 28 to April 22 in 301 Morgan Hall on the UA campus. No previous creative writing experience is required.

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 Robin Behn, UA professor of English.

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 is free for students. Free parking is also available. The Creative Writing Club is entering its 11th year and has had support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, the  University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, UA’s English department and the 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 2015 Creative Writing Club, send an e-mail with the student’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, school and grade level to Rashanda Williams, program coordinator, at uacreativewritingclub@gmail.com.

For more information, go to uacreativewritingclub.wordpress.com.

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.