On being a literary citizen


The theme of being a “literary citizen” set the tone for a recent panel discussion at Wright State University on Feb. 19.

I attended for a variety of reasons: my alma mater is Wright State, I know most of the panelists, but most importantly I like being a literary citizen. Yes, I spend all of my working hours on literary efforts of some sort — writing fiction, writing this column or serving as executive director of the Antioch Writers’ Workshop — and yet the best way to keep my creativity and energy fresh is to be part of the greater literary community in our area.

The event was organized by Erin Flanagan, a creative writing professor at Wright State and well-published short story author (her newest collection is It’s Not Going to Kill You) and by Chris DeWeese, also a Wright State creative writing professor and a poet with many poems published in literary journals and in collections, including Black Forest.

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