Visiting poet C.S. Carrier to conduct creative writing workshop

Release Date: 4/1/2013

On April 2, as part of the MacLean Reading Series, author and poet C.S. Carrier will host a creative writing workshop in MacLean Hall formal lounge, followed by a reading of his own works.

C.S. Carrier

Poet C.S. Carrier will present a writing workshop as well as a reading of his work on Tuesday, April 2, in MacLean Hall.

Carrier received his master of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Louisiana. He has authored two books, "Mantle" and "After Dayton," and his poems have been published in numerous journals.

Ozarks Assistant Professor of English Dr. Fiona Murphy coordinated Carrier's appearance and is excited to introduce him to campus.

"The MacLean Reading Series welcomes C.S. Carrier as our 2013 Visiting Poet. He will be leading a creative writing workshop, presenting a poetry reading, and guest lecturing in a poetry class," Murphy explained.

Carrier will offer Ozarks campus much more than a simple lecture and poetry reading. As part of the workshop, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to submit their own creative compositions to be read and critiqued. According to Murphy, the opportunity for critical review is vital to aspiring writers of any genre.

"The workshop is a dynamic experience for writers and attendees, providing guidance and critique from a professional poet, as well as peer feedback and support. So much of college work is analytical, and artistic expression is a great form of 'cross-training'--allowing and encouraging a different form of thinking. We are delighted to have Mr. Carrier with us for these events," Murphy said.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by Carrier's poetry reading at 4 p.m.