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Creative Writing Workshop

Creative Writing Workshop will resume the second week of fall classes. We hope to see you then!

The Writing Center's Creative Writing Workshop is committed to the creation of new work and the development of existing pieces. Through informal workshop, writers will seek to engage with all parts of the writing process by reading and discussing works of all genres, responding to challenging writing prompts, and participating in provocative discussion.

Our workshop is a safe and relaxed space to read, write, and share. Come out and join our fun and diverse group of writers!

Fall 2017 Workshop Leaders:

Poetry Lead:

Ellie Connell has lived in Indiana, Dallas, Austin, and now lives in San Marcos. She is currently an English student at Texas State University, minoring in medieval and Renaissance studies. She is an officer in Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, as well as a Writing Center tutor. She spends her summers teaching kids how to swim competitively and loves to read stories about the lives of saints. Last summer she participated in a study abroad program with Texas State in Cork, Ireland, where she studied travel writing, prose, poetry, and Irish literature.

Fiction Lead:

Victoria Kuykendall works as a poetry judge at Persona magazine and a tutor at the Texas State Writing Center. She is currently going to school to receive a bachelor’s in English and a minor in Leadership Skills. Her sophomore year, she made the Dean’s List and a 4.0. Victoria has been published in Expressions!, AIPG, and CC&D Magazine. Her hobbies include playing video games like The Wolf Among Us, eating sushi, and jumping off a bridge 150 feet in the air above a rain forest. Victoria hopes to become a professor and to change the world and the way people perceive it through literary works.

Songwriting Lead:

Tre Simmons is a musician and music critic at Texas State. Originally from Dallas, they have been writing and recording music for three years. Since beginning their college studies, they have begun work in media criticism, with an emphasis on music. They are currently a tutor at the Texas State Writing Center, and have worked at as a member of Texas State’s radio station, KTSW 89.9., where Tre was awarded the station’s “Star of the Month” award. Tre is currently working on a debut album, which follows 2014’s I Am Not Your Enemy EP. You can listen to their music at, or read some of their thoughts about recent music on

For more information, please call the Writing Center at 512-245-3018 or email