Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Raconteurs’ Muse, the literary journal of Central Oregon Community College. The literary journal is an extension of A Novel Group of Writers, Central Oregon Community College’s creative writing club. More
Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Raconteurs’ Muse, the literary journal of Central Oregon Community College. The literary journal is an extension of A Novel Group of Writers, Central Oregon Community College’s creative writing club. The genesis of the literary journal is a conversation I had last spring with my academic advisor over the dearth of English and Writing classes offered by the college. Specifically, there is no creative writing program at the college. She explained to me, “Creative writing classes are a luxury at COCC.” Furthermore, “If I desired a wider selection of liberal arts classes I should consider transferring schools.” Soon after our tête-à-tête I formed the writing club at COCC. Several months later, during a summer barbecue in my backyard a group of us started The Raconteurs’ Muse Literary Journal. The journal took six months of toil to obtain funding approval from the ASCOCC, and publication authorization from the college administration. June 18, 2013 the writing club will publish Raconteurs’ Muse Volume II, titled Chapters and Verses. Volume II is a collection of manuscript first chapters, as well as short stories and musings created by members of the writing club and students at COCC and Oregon State University Cascade Branch. Sometime toward the later part of July The Raconteurs’ Muse and A Novel Group of Writers will request submissions of short stories, novellas, and novel length manuscripts for a Summer/Fall writing competition. The contest serves as a platform for several publishing projects the club is undertaking, and will announce details in the subsequent weeks. Please like and follow A Novel Group of Writers and The Raconteurs’ Muse via our social network venues for upcoming information and submission instructions.