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How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major emphasizes community building, using OU resources

‘How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major’ emphasizes community building, using OU resources

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor January 31, 2024

Oakland University’s Creative Writing Club (CWC) and the Department of English collaborated on the "How to Succeed as a Creative Writing Major" event on Jan. 26 in the Oakland Center Lake Huron Room. The...

French language and literature and creative writing double major, Malaena Caldwell.

People of OU: Organizational powerhouse Malaena Caldwell

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor April 13, 2022

When Malaena Caldwell’s study abroad trip was cut short due to COVID-19, she never expected that setback to help her find a new passion.  Caldwell is a senior at Oakland University preparing for...

A photo from The Posts end of the year office party. In this article, Seniors leaving The Post share their favorite memories from their time working on the newspaper.

Seniors of The Post share their favorite memories of being Posties

The Oakland Post Staff April 13, 2022

In light of this being our final issue of Volume 47, our seniors are here to share their favorite memories from their time at The Post. Bridget Janis, Journalism Major & Graphic Design Minor, Managing...

Professor Susan McCarty (left) and Professor Alison Powell (right) admiring some of the art in recent volumes of The Oakland Arts Review.

The people behind The Oakland Arts Review: OU’s international undergrad literary arts journal

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

Now in its seventh volume, OU’s international undergraduate literary arts journal The Oakland Arts Review (OAR) is still chugging along — giving students professional publishing and editing experience...

Professor Peter Markus speaking about his work and the love he has for his students at last Wednesdays faculty/alumni reading.

Creative Writing Program hosts Faculty Alum Reading

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter March 23, 2022

The 2022 Faculty Alum Reading took place at 5:00 p.m. in the Oakland Center on Wednesday, March 16. With a virtual and in-person hybrid format, two alumni and a faculty member from Oakland University’s...

Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus doing his work as Senior Writer of InsideOut Detroit Literary Arts Project.

Beloved professor, alums to read for Creative Writing program’s 10th anniversary

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of OU’s Creative Writing program, the program is hosting a Creative Writing faculty/alumni reading featuring Professor Peter Markus alongside alums Suzanne Honda...

NY Times Bestselling author Matt Bell reading from his new novel Appleseed during his appearance last Thursday night in the OC.

New York Times bestselling author, alumnus Matt Bell returns to OU

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter February 16, 2022

New York Times bestselling author and Oakland University alumnus Matt Bell returned to OU for a reading from his most recent book “Appleseed.” The event took place on Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Oakland...

The English/Creative Writing Department at Oakland University hosted a virtual career night event on Nov. 10. The department was joined by Career Consultant Kirsten Boutorwick from Career Services.

English/Creative Writing Department hosts Career Night

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter November 17, 2021

On Nov. 10, the English/Creative Writing Department at Oakland University hosted a career night event —  “Navigating your next steps with your English/Creative Writing degree.” This was a virtual...

OU Creative Writing Professor Peter Markus. His new book When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds details the death and dying of his father.

Professor Peter Markus talks love, grief, family in new collection of poetry

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2021

Creative Writing Professor and award winning author Peter Markus has released his first collection of poetry titled “When Our Fathers Return to Us as Birds.” The new book, published by Wayne State...

Oakland University Program Director for Creative Writing Jeff Chapman.

Professor Jeff Chapman reflects on becoming program director during COVID-19

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021

2020: was it the worst year ever? Or the strangest? The most annoying or most difficult? Answers vary, and it’s easy to understand why. We lived through COVID-19 collectively, but experienced it individually....

OU professor, poet describes art and censorship

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 3, 2021

Oakland University’s Center for Public Humanities invited world-renowned poet Dunya Mikhail to chat about her life and read poetry on Tuesday, Feb 16.  Mikhail was born in Baghdad, Iraq and moved...

C.R. Grimmer, an OU alum, presented three of their recent works at the annual creative writing reading event.

Creative Writing reading showcases alumni and faculty works

Dean Vaglia, Staff Reporter February 17, 2021

The Oakland University Creative Writing program held their third-annual faculty and alumni creative writing reading event on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Hosted over Zoom, the 6 p.m. event was headlined by OU English...

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