Purdue University North Central faculty member Sarah E. White, continuing lecturer of English and English Composition coordinator, has been elected president of the Indiana Writers' Consortium.
The Indiana Writers' Consortium (IWC) describes itself as a group that “inspires and builds a community of creative writers. We are the premier group in Northwest Indiana dedicated to educating writers from the ground up through speakers, seminars, and children's programs.”
As president White will actively promote IWC, encouraging membership and growth, facilitate events and community involvement, conduct meetings and continue the good work of the previous presidents.
"Sarah White has been perhaps the central driving force for our own Creative Writing program since she arrived here in 2008. A fine writer herself, she daily inspires students to live their writing dreams. And clearly her reputation has spread beyond our campus: she's been tapped to head up a statewide organization of great prestige," said Dr. Jerry Holt, chair of the PNC Department of English and Modern Languages.
The Indiana Writers' Consortium offers educational and networking opportunities for published and unpublished writers of all interests, experience and genre. Members and associate members include teachers and health care professionals, lawyers and full-time writers. Although members primarily live and work in Northwest Indiana, members come from throughout the state as well as out-of-state associate members who have significant literary ties to Indiana and student members who live or attend school in Indiana.
The group also sponsors an annual children's project, partnering with local schools to bring poetry into the classroom.