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Creative Writers' Circle

Creative Writers’ Circle

Creative Writers' Circle offers students the opportunity to share and evaluate their work in a judgement-free environment. Any student writer may bring their work to be discussed in student-led workshops that rotate between fiction, poetry, and songwriting.

Led by undergraduate tutors with ample writing experience, these workshops enable writers to become involved in the literary communities by helping one another in the development of their work.

The Creative Writers’ Circle is a fun, relaxed environment designed to help a diverse group of writers find their voice. Come share your work with us!

Meetings are Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30PM in the Writing Center, room 108.

To join our TRACS site, click on Membership, then click Joinable Sites, then search Writers' Circle.

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

- Ernest Hemingway

Creative Writers’ Circle Fall 2017 Schedule

12 September: Informational Session

19 September: Fiction Writers’ Circle

26 September: Poets’ Circle

3 October: Songwriters’ Circle

10 October: Fiction Writers’ Circle

17 October: Poets’ Circle

24 October: Songwriters’ Circle

31 October: Fiction Writers’ Circle

7 November: Poets’ Circle

14 November: Songwriters’ Circle

21 November: Fiction Writers’ Circle

28 November: Poets’ Circle

5 December: Songwriters’ Circle

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