The SCC English Department offers a rich diversity of selections to meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds. Courses range from developmental writing through creative writing and cover literature stretching through the ages. The goal of the SCC English Department is to help students learn the characteristics of good writing and help students approach their writing with more confidence and a realistic attitude.
SCC offers a variety of opportunities for students to be recognized for their writings, including the Annie Dillard Award, the E.B. White Award for Expository Writing, publication in our own literary journal, the Mid Rivers Review and the Jim Haba Award for Poetry.
St. Charles Community College, in cooperation with the Missouri Consortium for Global Education, is offering College Abroad at Canterbury Christ Church University for the 2013 spring semester.
Deadline to submit $200 deposit check is Nov. 16, 2012.
For more information about Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury England, call 636-922-8254.
Mid Rivers Review, the literary journal of St. Charles Community College, is published annually by the English Department. The journal contains poetry, prose and artwork contributed by students, staff, faculty and area residents. Submissions are accepted throughout the year. Please visit the Mid Rivers Review site to learn more.
Mid Rivers Review can be purchased in the SCC Bookstore or by calling 636-922-8407. The 2012 Mid Rivers Review is now available online and in the bookstore. Click the cover to the left to view the journal online, or view the journal pdf.
Want to share your creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere? Then step up to the mic! The Coffeehouse is an open-mic format where poets, short fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and songwriters share their creativity.
Come prepared to present a three to seven minute selection of your original work or just come to listen and enjoy a good cup of java among friends. Complimentary coffee and cookies are served.
For more information, contact Christy Gant (636-922-8665) or Virginia Guneyli at (636-922-8617).
The SCC Coffeehouse meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Lounge of the Social Sciences Building.
Open-Mic Night at the SCC Coffeehouse is free and open to the public.
Annie Dillard is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of nine books and is well known for her creative nonfiction. A creative nonfiction piece is a short work of prose written in first person and deals with a subject experienced by and important to the author. Creative nonfiction often includes descriptive language and a clear reflection on the significance of the experiences discussed in the essay. If you have more questions, contact Aaron Proctor (email@example.com).
The deadline for fall 2012 submission is noon on Thursday, December 13.
E.B White was a skilled essayist who penned the famous composition “Once More to the Lake.” His style manual for essay writing, Elements of Style, is widely used in college composition courses. In honor of E.B. White, SCC would like to recognize an outstanding expository essay. An expository essay focuses on a main topic or idea, asserts a thesis and is supported by examples and evidence. The essay should show evidence of logical organization and contain smooth transitions. Argument, research and analysis papers are three examples of expository writing. If you have questions, contact Aaron Proctor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for fall 2012 submission is noon pm on Thursday, December 13.
The Creative Writing Society of St. Charles Community College is dedicated to motivating, inspiring and enhancing the work of fellow writers on campus. This group is open to all genres of creative writing.
Meets: 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, College Center 102
Corey Porter, Faculty Advisor