Professional Writing Publications and Community Connections
MAPWriting is MAPW’s news and profile magazine. Look here for news about the successes of alumni and student projects.
English Broadside is the newsletter of the KSU Department of English. It often features articles about MAPW students, alumni and faculty.
MAPW students contribute heavily to the writing, editing and production of these periodicals.
The MAPW students, faculty and alumni have close connections with many writing-related organizations, events and activities, including:
A national consortium of creative writing programs to which MAPW is a member. MAPW students receive automatic membership, including access to its website, The Writer’s Chronicle magazine, and discounts on the annual conference registration.
Open to all, Booth Writers focuses on writing about the American West. It holds regular workshops and programming. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A community of students interested in the art of video game storytelling and designing. The guild meets to analyze video game narratives, workshop games and scripts, and collaborate on projects. For meeting times contact email@example.com.
This state-wide literary service organization is housed at KSU. MAPW students are allowed free entrance to its monthly lectures and workshops. MAPW also maintains connections with the Atlanta Writers Club, The Atlanta Press Club, and Poetry Atlanta.
All enrolled graduate student are automatically members of this student-run service organization. It offers programming that supports professional development and community building for graduate students.
Offering professional development to language arts teachers, the Kennesaw Mountain National Writing Project often partners with MAPW.
Open to all students, the KSU Writing Center offers peer tutoring and other services. MAPW students work as tutors while they learn about college teaching and writing center practices.
A student-run chapter of the national organization which supports the study of the various disciplines rhetoric.
A student-run screenwriting critique group that sponsors weekly table reads. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional and National Conferences
The program regularly supports student travel to conferences of the Association of Writers & Programs, Rhetoric Society of America, the Southeastern Writing Center Association, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, and the ScreenCraft Writers Summit.
In addition to lectures, visiting literary authors and workshops, MAPW students may participate in a wide range of public readings, including the College Day Poetry Readings of the Decatur Book Festival and Play Pen Open Mic.
A community of creative writers who will push you past that writer's block and toward a more productive creative writing process. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Join the MAPW Student/Faculty Facebook Group
- Log into Facebook and go to MAPW Student & Faculty Group @ Kennesaw State
- Click the “Join Group” button. An MAPW faculty member staffs the page and will respond to your request.