Established in 1996 by poet, Annette Allen, the Center for Women Writers (CWW), a literary arts organization, supports, encourages and promotes the writing and writing lives of women, trans women and nonbinary writers. CWW hosts a variety of events, including lectures, panels, readings and workshops, and underwrites a January Term Writer-in-Residence Program.
CWW offers several awards and scholarships, including a $500 scholarship for seniors who major in Creative Writing, a scholarship for juniors who major or minor in Creative Writing, and an international literary award.
Metta Sáma, Director of the Creative Writing Program and Associate Professor in CWP, currently directs the Center with the support of student staff members. The CWW offers students an opportunity to acquire skills to become Arts Managers, Event Managers and Program Coordinators.
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