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Our Mission

We serve all writers at Oklahoma State University and in the surrounding community through collaborative writing consultations, a variety of writing-focused programs and partnerships, as well as community engagement projects. Our staff and tutors are committed to the land-grant mission, which emphasizes instruction, research and outreach to foster agency and literacy for all people.

Our Assistant Directors

Katie Long

Katie Long is in her second year of the Master’s Rhetoric and Writing Studies program and is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of English. She loves cats, updating her planner, and teaching. She loves promoting individuality in writing and critical reasoning and thinking skills, both in the classroom and out. You can frequently find her at the Writing Center in the Student Union, or at her favorite coffee shop, Dutch Bros, getting a Strawberry Blue Razz Rebel.

A. Poythress

A. Poythress is currently enrolled in Oklahoma State University’s PhD program for creative writing and received their MFA from Columbia College Chicago. They've been published in The Rumpus, The Lit Pub, Write City Magazine, AWP Writer’s Notebook, The New Southern Fugitives, received honorable mention for both The Ghost Story’s 2020 The Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition and Fractured Literature’s 2021 Ghost Flash Fiction Contest, was runner up in the Button Eye Review 2021 Summer Fiction and Poetry Contest, was a semi-finalist in the 2022 St. Lawrence Book Award, and a finalist for the 2022 Iron Horse First Book Prize. As a non-binary lesbian, they primarily write surreal horror and fantasy about women, kids, and queer folk. 

Dani Putney

Dani Putney is a queer, non-binary, mixed-race Filipinx, and neurodivergent PhD candidate in creative writing (poetry) at Oklahoma State University. Their debut full-length collection, Salamat sa Intersectionality, was a finalist for the 2022 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry. Their research interests are Filipinx American poetics, Southeast and East Asian art history, and queer American literature. In the Writing Center, their work focuses on research and Inquiry Groups, mentoring, professional development, and The Writing Center Journal.

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