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Creative Writers Prepare for a Prolific Spring

Creative writing can often seem both a lofty and lonely pursuit; however, most writers know that the secret to flourishing as a creator often depends upon the establishment of a thriving and supportive community.”No man is an island” as the poet John Donne said, and no writer really writes without an audience in mind.

The creative writing island at McPherson College has become a populated place, full of opportunities for students to both create and share. MC Writes was established as a campus club this past fall and four to eight students met monthly in Hess 051 and sometimes at Craft Coffee on Main Street throughout the fall semester to write, to workshop, and to plan creative writing events on campus.Students voted in December to change our club name from MC Writes to Rogue Writers, and we decided upon a name for our creative arts journal, which will be published online at the end of April. The first issue of Inscribe will contain poems, short stories, flash pieces,  essays, and excerpts of longer fiction and nonfiction from students, faculty and alumni.

We are pleased to announce our open submission period for Inscribe. If you are interested in submitting to Inscribe, you can email those submissions as a pdf attachment to Cara Hudson, student editor, at

Be sure to write “Inscribe Submission” in the subject line of the email. Any questions may be emailed to Cara or to Kerri Snell, faculty advisor, at

Our next Rogue Writers meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in Hess 051. The club is always open to new writers.