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Community College Students’ Literary Collage

By April 30, 2015No Comments

Book Information
Editor: Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, Ph.D.
Authors: Creative Writing Students of Mott Community College
Publisher: Robbie Dean Press, L.L.C.
ISBN: 978-0-9916017-6-9
No. of Pages: 150
Index: Yes
Table of Contents: Yes
Binding: Soft Cover, Perfect Bound
Last Update: 2015
Volume Discounts: Yes, call to inquire
Shipping Time: 2-5 Days
Price: $16.95




This work is a collection of short stories, poems, and plays by community college students. The writings are the outgrowth of these students’ works produced in a creative writing course. The students have implemented their skills with different genres. This work is an outgrowth of the response of these students to the different challenging assignments. For anyone who loves a variety of literature from short stories for children to dramatic vignettes, this work will deliver. Many of these works rival professional writers.

This particular work is extra special. Why? 70% of the profits from sales will go to the college where these students attend—Mott Community College. Specifically, the Humanities Division will receive the funds for the support of its Writing Awards for student writers.



Twenty-three community college students are the authors. They attended Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott’s Creative Writing Course at Mott Community College in Flint, MI. Dr. Hayes-Scott, the editor, had an expanded goal beyond those specified for this course. She wanted to have these students’ writings published by a professional, textbook publishing company. She wanted the students to have the experience of going through the process of having their works anonymously refereed. Being the owner of a textbook publishing company, this gave her the opportunity to achieve her goal.

When she first began teaching the course, she was uncertain of the students’ writing skills. However, when the poems and children’s short stories were submitted, she was convinced that these students had the talent to have their works considered for publication. And that was what occurred. Dr. Hayes-Scott’s belief in the writing talent of her students urged her to “put her money where her mouth was.” She wanted to make certain that these twenty-three talented students’ works would be shared with not only each other but with any individual who loved quality literature and other college instructors who would want a reader that clearly demonstrated the talent of community college students!

Dr. Hayes-Scott chronicled her teaching of this course as a blog, “Dr. C’s Creative Writing Academic Cruise—A Blog”. Instructors of a creative writing course or any writing course, they can follow the methodology she implemented.