Opportunities for students to find their creative-writing voices are plentiful outside the classroom.  The Marquis Literary Society publishes the student literary magazine, The Marquis. WORDS (Writing Organization Reaching Dynamic Students) organizes open mics for spoken word performances as well as other events.  Several Fringe Fridays each year at the Williams Center for the Arts give students another venue for sharing their writing with the campus community.  Students also can compete in annual writing competitions, edit student literary publications, attend readings and meet writers visiting campus, and give public readings of their own work to enthusiastic audiences.