University of Southern Indiana

Student Writers Union

The Student Writers Union at the University of Southern Indiana is an active group of students interested in creative writing, editing and publishing. The group meets weekly to workshop members' own creative writing, discuss ideas and theories related to the process of writing and talk about new books of interest.

We strive to connect to one another, our campus and our community with activities such as:

  • A brand new collaborative novel project
  • Write Away Hunger Contests (the top poems and short-shorts win prizes and publication in FishHook, USI's literary and art magazine
  • Free verse project
  • Broadsides
  • A banned books reading
  • Literary valentines
  • Potluck picnics with English students and faculty
  • A chapbook contest

Throughout the school year, officers work closely with the editorial staff of FishHook to assist in soliciting submissions, organizing contests, and hosting the annual launch party and reading when the new issue is released each fall.

The Student Writers Union is open to any student at USI.

Contact Dr. Julia Galbus


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