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A Celebration of Fine Writing


A celebration of fine writing Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

in the Shakespeare Garden, Valencia Campus

Calling All Creators!

The English Department is proud to announce its 22nd annual celebration of original writing by COC students, faculty, and staff, the Poets & Writers reading. This reading is an opportunity for those who write to share and celebrate their passion for good writing!
The selection committee invites you to submit your creative writing from March 1st through April 8th on Canvas.

➢ To submit your work, log into Canvas and follow this link: https:// to self-enroll in the Poets & Writers shell. If you do not have a COC Canvas account, please email the administrator at

• Submit your creative nonfiction, poetry, and/or fiction
• You may submit up to four pieces
• Your name should not appear anywhere on your submission
• Short stories and nonfiction essays can be up to 1,500 words per piece
• Works chosen will be read by the author at the event


For more information, e-mail the Poets & Writers Committee: