New Writers’ Lounge opens with creative writing events

Office of Marketing and Communications
Creative Writing poster

Creative Write-In poster

Writers yearning to become invigorated about their craft are invited to attend Creative Write-Ins, informal sessions hosted by Department of English Adjunct Lecturer Rebecca Cuthbert and held every Thursday at 4 p.m. in the new Writers’ Lounge on the second floor of Fenton Hall.

The hour-long creative writing gatherings are envisioned to make writers feel energized by sharing their projects or goals and then spending the rest of the hour writing, Cuthbert explained, and are open to everyone on campus – faculty, staff and students. The inaugural Creative Write-In was held on Jan. 26 and the events will run throughout the semester.

“The new Writers’ Lounge is a shared, casual space for students and faculty to write, study and socialize,” Department of English Lecturer Daniel Laurie said. The space, formerly known as the Department of Mathematical Sciences’ Fishbowl, has been reinvigorated with fresh paint, decor and furniture.

“The aim for the lounge is to provide a unique interactive space within the English department for students to work with easy access to their professors,” Mr. Laurie added.

You May Also Like

Simon recognized for faculty leadership

Marketing and Communications staff

Dr. Bruce Simon of the Department of English was the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award from SUNY University Faculty Senate in April.


Spangler receives SUNY-wide award

Marketing and Communications staff

Dr. Susan Spangler of the Department of English has been awarded the FACT2 Excellence Award Excellence in Instruction at State Operated or Statutory Campus.


Alumnus Holz featured speaker for Writers@Work series

Marketing and Communications staff

The Writers@Work program will bring alumnus Karl Holz to campus in early May for its series, “The Art of Storytelling: New Perspectives, Innovative Thinking and Creative Solutions.”