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Sept. 28

Sept. 28, 2016





Derek Rayment

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs



Two-day Creative Writing Forum at MCC to inspire, promote original works


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Creative Writing Forum will be held Oct. 28-29 inside Buildings 21 and 22 at the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. The forum is designed to promote original, inspired writing at the College and in the surrounding community. The forum will feature a poetry slam, breakout sessions and keynote speaker, Sam Ligon.


The two-day event occurs on Friday, Oct. 28, 6-10 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakout sessions and discussions will be led by accomplished special guests from the Omaha World Herald, Omaha Magazine, The Reader and more. Topics of discussion include subjects such as freelance writing, poetry, telling compelling stories and other helpful writing techniques.


Registration is now open. To register, visit For additional information, visit


The event is made possible by the Nebraska Arts Council, who awarded MCC a grant of $800 to help support the forum.




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.