ICC Writers Take Part in International Story Exchange

Independence, Spring 2021 – Students enrolled in Introduction to Creative Writing participated in a virtual story workshop with writers from Walailak University, a prestigious four-year institution in Southern Thailand. Separated by about 8,000 miles, each student group swapped story drafts for discussion and dissection.

Commenting on ICC students’ ability to offer helpful feedback, Walailak University professor Dr. Wararat Whanchit said “the encouragement and suggestions for improvement are amazing.” Likewise, ICC student writers were given the opportunity to have their work discussed by a classroom of international university students. Professor Heather Mydosh, head of the Arts and Humanities division, has conducted similar international exchanges in the past, and stresses that students interested in writing will continue to have these unique opportunities at ICC.

Students at Walailak University in Thailand (left) and an ICC creative writing class (right) read and discuss each other’s stories.

“It’s a great opportunity,”
- Maddison Cochran, first-year ICC student.

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