Creative Writing in the L&C Community

Lewis & Clark students sponsor and edit a number of publications through which campus writers can gain an audience. Journals that solicit student creative work include; The Meridian, PolyglotThe Lewis & Clark Literary Review, Journal of Gender Thought and Expression, Pause, and The PioLog.

 Journal for Social Justice offers students the opportunity to voice their concerns, share their unique experiences, offer radical viewpoints, and propose solutions.

The Meridian is a journal for student written and artistic pieces on international and cross-cultural issues.

Polyglot showcases creative works originally written in foreign languages, published side by side with their English translations.

The Lewis & Clark Literary Review, is composed of student writing including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. All submissions as well as the lay-out of the publication are reviewed by a student board.

Journal of Gender Thought and Expression publishes poems and stories with a focus on gender issues and appears as part of the annual Gender Studies Symposium.

Pause, the Theatre Department journal, publishes one-act plays by student playwrights.

 The PioLog is the Lewis & Clark College student newspaper. Students run all facets of the weekly publication, including editorial, writing, and photography work.

More information about all of these publications can be found on the Student Media Board website.

Poetry and Fiction Readings. The English Department sponsors as many as a half dozen poetry or fiction readings each year by visiting writers. These occasions are supplemented by other on-campus presentations sponsored by other College groups such as the Core program, Arts Alive, and the Gender Symposium. Often visiting artists will meet with writing classes or lead workshops as well as present their own work. In recent years, the College has welcomed such writers as Major Jackson, Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Louis Simpson, Donald Justice, Madison Smartt Bell, David Sedaris, Carole Glickfeld, Charles Baxter, Thomas Glave, and Wayne Wilson.