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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.

The 2013-14 English Department Handbook is available online, or view the handbook pdf.

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.

Experience College Abroad!

St. Charles Community College, in cooperation with the Missouri Consortium for Global Education, offers College Abroad at Canterbury Christ Church University in the spring semester.

For more information about Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury England, call 636-922-8254.

Mid Rivers Review

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. 

Open-Mic Night at The Coffeehouse

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.

The SCC Coffeehouse meets from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Lounge of the Social Sciences Building:

  • Feb. 19, 2015
  • April 23, 2015

Open-Mic Night at the SCC Coffeehouse is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christy Gant (636-922-8665) or Virginia Guneyli at (636-922-8617).

SCC Writers' Conference

You should be writing. We can help.

The SCC English Department is sponsoring a writers’ conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, in SSB 1102. There will be two morning sessions of craft workshops with SCC faculty and, after a lunch break, a panel discussion with creative writing faculty and guests poet Kelli Allen and novelist Fred Venturini. The day will finish with a reading (open to the public) by the guest speakers and others.

Join us for a taste of what SCC’s creative writing courses offer.

$20 registration ($5 for SCC students) – box lunches are available for purchase at the time of registration

Pre-registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

For more information, contact Sarah Jones at 636-922-8264 or sjones@stchas.edu.

Creative Writing Society

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

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Shannon Beahan,
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Jacqueline Gray,
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Office Location
HUM 203
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.