MOWrite at MOState

Join graphic novelists and MSU faculty members, Jennifer Murvin and Cole Closser, in a free workshop on the art and craft of graphic narrative! This workshop will engage writers in exploring both the art and writing of graphic narrative texts, ranging from the comic book to the graphic novel. Registered participants will be provided materials for the workshop, but anyone is encouraged to bring supplies as they wish.

MSU Art & Design Asst. Professor Cole Closser is the author of two graphic novels, Little Tommy Lost and Black Rat. MSU English Asst. Professor Jennifer Murvin publishes shorter pieces of graphic narrative and beyond. She also owns any local booklover’s favorite haunt: Pagination Bookshop.

Friday, April 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Cheek Hall, room 102.

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Teachers, Students, and Writers Everywhere

Celebrate Missouri State's annual English Week by enjoying free, recorded teaching activities on topics surrounding writing and literature. You will need little more than a love of language to participate in activities offered by MSU English faculty and area high school teachers and graduates from our English Education program.

Throughout March, videos will be featured every week on our website. Videos may be used as you need and enjoyed as often as you like.

Activities and Topics Feature the Following

  • Writing Marathon: Found Poetry on Campus and Beyond
  • Food Memories and Writing
  • Fun with Editing Marks!
  • Changing the World One Meme at a Time: Advocacy Writing
  • How a Poem Works
  • The Musicality of Writing
  • Playing with Myth: Creating Your Own God or Goddess
  • Developing Your Own Dystopic Story: A Student Panel
  • “Going There”: Handling Difficult Conversations via Podcasts

Support for video activities provided by the MSU English Department; the Ozarks Writing Project; and The MSU Center for Writing in College, Community, and Career.

MOWrite Videos and Activities