The MSU undergraduate program in Creative Writing provides many co-curricular events and opportunities, including reading series, lunch conversations with faculty and visiting writers, and experience in editing and publishing.
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Live Lit Student Reading Series

Live Lit is a showcase of undergraduate work, co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the RCAH Center for Poetry.  We host one or two readings every academic year.  Look for calls for submissions if you are interested in reading your work. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have re-imagined the 2020 Live Lit as a hybrid of virtual zoom conversations and audio/video performances that can be watched here.  The Fall 2021 Live Lit will be held December 3, at 2 pm via zoom.  Check back soon for a call for submission and registration details.

The content contained in these videos reflects the creativity and ideas of the authors, not the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, or the University.

Fall 2020

SaMya Overall is a sophomore majoring in English and minoring in French and Women and Gender Studies. She currently works for the State News as Managing Editor and enjoys writing fiction stories about societal issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, and more. Find her audio submission here.

Owen Jowett

Moises Garcia

Spring 2020

Kelsey Walker

Tiffany McIntyre

Cassandra Bloomingdale

Images from Previous Events

Flyer for Live Lit 2019!

Red Cedar Review

MSU undergraduates manage Red Cedar Review, one of the longest running undergraduate-managed literary journals in the nation. We publish exclusively the work of undergraduate writers and artists across the nation. If you are an MSU student interested in working with the journal for an internship or extracurricular activity, please email the editors at

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