Creative writing workshop attracts skilled practitioners

Monday, October 11, 2004

Once again, the Mississippi River Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry and Fiction attracted some well known writers and poets. Among the notables who participated in the annual one-week workshop in May were:

  • Jonis Agee: Her first two novels were chosen as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and she has authored three short story collections.
  • Michael Dennis Browne: The award-winning Minnesota professor has had three books of poetry published. His forthcoming book is "Things I Can't Tell You."
  • Heid Erdrich: An award-winning Native American author, her work includes a collection of poetry, "Fishing for Myth."
  • Alexs Pate: Author of the best-selling "Amistad," which was released with the Steven Spielberg movie. He has four other novels about the African American experience to his credit.

The workshop, hosted by SCSU for more than 30 years, is sponsored by the SCSU Creative Writing Program.

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