College of Arts and Sciences

Writer's Block


Writer's Block is a creative writing group open to all students and welcomes all majors interested in writing - from stories to poetry, fiction to non-fiction, and plays to song lyrics. Meetings are made up of a combination of sharing written works, giving feedback, and participating in writing exercises to get creative juices flowing. Bringing work to share is encouraged but not required. Anyone can sit in and participate.


  • To provide members with an opportunity to display creative written work
  • To allow for personal and professional networking as writers
  • To promote the WIU public’s appreciation of, and its involvement with, the literary world

Current Officers  

  • President, Surya Sawhney (
  • Vice President, Justen Hughes
  • Secretary,
  • Treasurer,
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Merrill Cole


  • Meetings are from 3-4pm every Friday in the Algonquin room, on the first floor of the union. (Fall 2017)
  • See our Purple Post for more information and upcoming events
  • Participate in the WIU Activities Fair each year
  • Read your polished work at the Boiler Room Reading Series and publish your work in one or more of our magazines!
  • Writer's Block helped organize and create a Pop-Up Poetry Lab in April 2015 in honor of Poetry Month. They had stations set up to experiment with poetry and write a variety of different poems.


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