Write Like Us

Formed in 2021, Write Like Us is an equity-based creative writing program at five Twin Cities metro-area community colleges: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Minneapolis Community, Technical College, Normandale Community College, and North Hennepin Community College. Write Like Us centers and celebrates the work of BIPOC writers and writing students, fostering literary mentorship and leadership as it builds a platform for shared stories, voices, and lived experiences. Century College hopes to increase BIPOC recruitment, retention, and representation in our creative writing certificate program, which has high rates of persistence, graduation, and transfer.

Write Like Us is restructuring its Century College programming to relaunch in the 2024-2025 academic year. Stay tuned for announcements and opportunities to come.

Write Like Us Visiting Author Kiese Laymon Recommends Studying Creative Writing at Minnesota State Community College.

Write Like Us in Conversation with Kiese Laymon

Write Like Us Support

Write Like Us is funded by Minnesota State’s Multi-Campus Collaboration grants supporting Minnesota State’s Equity 2030 goals and a generous donation from Thomson Reuters. Minnesota State is a consortium of thirty state colleges and seven universities in Minnesota. Equity 2030 aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geographic location at every Minnesota State college and university by the end of the decade. If you wish to donate to the Write Like Us program, please get in touch with writelikeus@minnestate.edu or visit Giving for other giving options.

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