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Word Wrestling Mania C4W eventC4W is the graduate student organization for the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. We offer opportunities for professionalization, financial support, and networking within the creative community in Hattiesburg. 

Working closely with the outstanding faculty members at Southern Miss, C4W frequently offers workshops for professional development. In the past, these have included panels on submitting and publishing creative work; applying to academic jobs, fellowships, and residencies; as well as finding and working with writing agents.  

In addition to our commitment to career enhancement, C4W also aims to foster a social community for our members. We host a monthly graduate reading series, a Submit-a-Thon, and one fundraiser each semester. These events reinforce C4W’s mission to establish a supportive environment for graduate students both in and out of the classroom.

Participating C4W members are eligible to apply for award funds, which include reimbursement for travel to present creative work, submissions fees, as well as costs associated with job and fellowship/residency applications. Once a year, C4W also presents graduate student awards for best fiction and poetry submissions.


For more information, visit the C4W Facebook page


2021-2022 Officers

Matthew Moniz and John Constantine Tobin

Reading Series Organizers:
Corinne Dekkers, Katrina Gaffney, Dylan Loring, and Adam Moore

Community Workshop Leaders:
Clayton Bradshaw and Mary Leauna Christensen

Public Relations:
Nathan Pyle
Student Community Building:
Mary Leauna Christensen

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305 Liberal Arts Building (LAB)
118 College Dr. #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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