Q&A with Chad Davidson
How do you go about finding these writers and then convincing them to spend time in Carrollton?
Mostly it's threats. Threats work best. Just kidding. Actually, the writing world (especially the poetry-writing world) is pretty small. We tend to know one another and make connections with those close to us geographically. Many times, writers call us wanting to know if there's any way to set up a reading, but mostly we tend to invite those writers whose work fascinates us, and whom we think will excite our students and inspire them to continue writing.
When was the Creative Writing program unveiled and how many students are enrolled?
We began the Creative-Writing minor in fall of 2004, but it's really taken off in the past year or so since we created a three-tiered workshop format and have made some exceptional hires in terms of faculty. We now have a nationally recognized faculty in creative writing that is, frankly, frighteningly prolific and appropriately heaped with awards. We have more than 50 minors, and that figure increases each semester. For more information, students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any perks for students minoring in Creative Writing?
Students should also know that we have placed our minors in prestigious graduate programs as well as national seminars for younger writers. Our journal the ECLECTIC has won the most prestigious award given to an undergraduate literary magazine, and more and more classes in creative writing are offered each semester. Now is the time to get involved with writing on our campus.
To read about the upcoming Reading Series go to http://www.westga.edu/index_1845.php.
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