FSU Department of English

Housed in Tawes 215, The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing works to bring creative writing and writers to both Frostburg State University and the greater Frostburg community, including sections of Western Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The center's activities include bringing writers to campus for public readings, workshops, and discussions; the publication and distribution of the national literary journal Nightsun; production of Oasis, a short weekly radio program on WFWM; a reading space with contemporary literary journals and access to a selection of the Lannan videos featuring writers such as Li-Young Lee, Adrienne Rich, Louise Gluck, and Octavio Paz; and literary opportunities for students and commuity members.

Future goals for the center include the development of a creative writing house where visiting writers, students and community members could gather which would include a reading library of journals and books of contemporary literature; an annual writing conference; community workshops and internships; writing contests for area high school students; and creative writing forums/salons during which visiting and local writers would discuss a particular topic with community members and students.