Wilkes University

Co curricular experiences

Co curricular experiences offer real world publications:

Our student-written Inkwell Quarterly gives you the opportunity to publish your writing, grow your editing and layout skills, and collaborate with your peers on a professional publication. Not only does IQ publish informational articles about departmental events, but also allows staff to delve into feature-writing, as you apply the skills and information you learn in your classes to contemporary issues.
The Kirby Canon
The Kirby Canon is a yearly publication that celebrates undergraduate and graduate student writing, research and scholarship. The essays published in each edition were written by students enrolled in courses offered by the English Department, including General Education ENG 101 and ENG 120 courses, and 200 to 400-level courses for English majors, minors, and graduate students. All Kirby Canon submissions are evaluated by a group of faculty and student peer reviewers.
The Manuscript
In preparation for a career in editing, publishing, or creative writing, you can submit your creative work to or work on the editorial board of the Manuscript Society. You can critique a variety of creative pieces, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art, from the Wilkes faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This process includes creative workshopping, copyediting, and layout. Recently, the Society produced a hardback edition of the Fall 2008 issue and a woodblock cover design in Spring 2009.

Writing Center
The English Program sponsors an Online Writing Center that employs student writing consultants, giving students an excellent background in editing, teaching and mentoring. And with thanks to Dr. J. Michael Lennon, one of Norman Mailer's literary executors, The Norman Mailer Room in the E.S. Farley Library contains an extensive collection of Mailer's works and memorabilia.

Writing Mentors
Our Writing Mentors program gives you the opportunity to work closely with a Faculty Mentor in the classroom. This co-curricular program provides experience in pedagogy, research, the writing process , and professional mentoring.