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Three SVSU Campus Events
Each October 

Featured Speaker 

Each year students and faculty have the opportunity to hear a Michigan author discuss their writing. A book signing and refreshments follow.

Past speakers:

2013—Michael Somers, author of Starved

2012—Brian Willingham, author of Soul of a Black Cop

SVSU Open Mic/Coffee House 

The SVSU Open Mic/Coffee House event is held each year on the National Day on Writing. Participants are eligible for a $75 prize in one of five categories: original song; short story; YouTube video; poetry; and comedy routine (5 minute limit on all entries). 

Open Mic Judges' Guidelines (176kB)

SVSU Wall of Writing 

Throughout the month of October, the University Writing Committee invites submissions for SVSU’s National Day on Writing online gallery.  Writing in any genre is accepted. 

Past submissions can be found at: 

Gallery Judging Guidelines (140kB)




Get Inspired!

>National Writing Project, New York Times Learning Network, Figment, and Edutopia 'why I write' campaign:
>Teen writers post :
>The New York Times Learning Network: 

>Also, check out the twitter stream at #whyiwrite for a large set of postings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Helen Raica-Klotz, (989) 964-6062.


2013 Open Mic Night