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English, Writing, and Professional Communications


Writers@Work


Writers@Work is our visiting writers series, and is a presentation of the Liberal Arts Department and the CCSJ Creative Writing Club. Unlike some series, which present literary writers only, ours presents authors and speakers who represent a very broad view of what writing does in the world. We've had community leaders, oral historians and lawyers, as well as poets, playwrights and novelists.



Recent Visiting Writers include:

  • National Poetry Slam Team Member Marty McConnell,
    ("wine for a shotgun"), October 22, 2012


  • Playwright and historian John Fraire,
    ("Who Will Dance With Pancho Villa?" and "Cesar Lives"), April 17, 2012


  • Indiana Poet Laureate Karen Kovacik,
    ("Metropolis Burning," "Nixon and I," and others), April 3, 2012


  • Def-Jam poet Kevin Coval,
    ("L-Vis Lives", "Everyday People"), April 21, 2011


  • Award winning novelist and fiction writer Bruce Machart,
    ("Men in the Making" and "The Wake of Forgiveness"), February 8, 2011


  • Oral historians Ray and Trish Arredondo,
    ("Maria's Journey)


  • Community Organizer Stephen Noble Smith ("Stoking the Fires of Democracy"), November 17, 2010


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    Contact Information

    Program Director: Christopher Buczinsky
    Room: 177
    Telephone: (219) 473-4250
    FAX: (219) 473-4259
    E-mail: cbuczinsky@ccsj.edu