Oct. 3, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile


MCC’s 3rd annual Creative Writing Forum happening Oct. 26 and 27


OMAHA, Neb. — The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum, now in its third year, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m. inside the Mule Barn and on Saturday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Building 10. Both locations are at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The two-day event is designed to promote original, inspired writing in the community, as well as showcase the work of accomplished authors from Nebraska and beyond. 


The forum includes sessions from keynote presenter, Morgan Parker, author of “There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce.” Parker’s book was named to Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine Top 10 Books of 2017. Additional headliners include Teresa Dzieglewicz, Stacey Waite and Jerome Kills Small. Friday evening features an opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and networking followed by a reading with Parker and an open mic. Saturday’s forum includes breakout sessions, lunch and a keynote address from Parker. 


Ticket prices range from $25 to $45. Discounts are available for students. For more information or to register, visit The event is brought to you in part by Humanities Nebraska. 




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.

Oct. 3