Creative Writing group to host reading of works

Release Date: November 25, 2009

PLAINVIEW – Members of the Wayland Baptist University community creative writing group will present a reading night of their work on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 7-9 p.m.

Slated for the auditorium in Gates Hall, located on the second floor, the reading night will feature works from fiction to poetry that the group has been honing since beginning to meet several months ago.

Dr. Ashley Faulkner, assistant professor of English, serves as facilitator and mentor for the group, which he said is diverse in ages from throughout the community. Faulkner teaches creative writing at Wayland, earned his master’s degree in the field and writes poetry and fiction novels himself. He plans to read a few of his own works.

Faulkner said the diversity of the group will make for an exciting night of readings in itself, and the emotions evoked will run the spectrum. He is excited about the progress of the creative writing group.

“Encouragingly, we've come together and formed a tight bond over the few months we've been running. Everyone has fun, enjoys sharing and reading each other's work, and there is a strong sense of delight and liberation in the act of creativity,” said Faulkner. “The resulting readings have been varied, ranging from science fiction to personal poems, Christian supernatural thrillers to reminiscing over life on the West Texas ranch.”

Refreshments from Broadway Brew will be served at the reading night, which is open to the public at no admission charge.

The creative writing group will begin meeting again in January on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. in Gates Hall for anyone interested in feedback on their writing or help getting started in creative writing projects.

For more information about the group, contact Faulkner at 291-1110.