March 26, 2018
Mars Hill University welcomed about two dozen high school students and teachers from Madison and Buncombe counties to its inaugural creative writing workshop on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Students from Madison High School, Madison Early College, Buncombe Early College, and Nesbitt Discovery Academy attended the one-day workshop, which focused on writing creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
Three professors in Mars Hill’s English program led the workshop, drawing on their own backgrounds as not only educations, but also published authors. Felice Lopez-Bell, Hal McDonald, and Eric Steineger led sessions held in the university’s Day Hall. Three Mars Hill students–Ryan Davis, Jaime Kelly, and Bakari Harris–used a slam poetry reading to discuss with the workshop attendees their creative process for writing their poems.