Oregon State University’s Creative Writing Society is an organization created by writers, for writers.

Our goal is to create a community of writers from all backgrounds, genres, and majors. Members are connected with resources and information about literary competitions, such as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and publishing opportunities both inside and outside OSU.

We meet once during the week to read and discuss each other's work in a workshop setting. On the weekend, we meet to hold writing sessions and participate in activities such as exquisite corpse to generate inspiration.

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Meet the Leadership Team

katerina (kat) puglisi (she/her/hers)


Kat is the current treasurer of the Creative Writing Society, and a purveyor of chaotic writing (in a good way, of course). A Bay Area native, she came to OSU to study Business Administration with a double minor in Writing and Film Studies. She's too indecisive to pick a favorite genre to write in, so she dabbles in almost all of them, making sure not to take any of them too seriously (the more absurd, the better). In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, and baking way more things than she knows what to do with.

Cooper Theodore (he/him/his)


Cooper is one of the two vice presidents of the Creative Writing Society and is currently in his fourth year at OSU as a creative writing major. He is one of the many ex computer science majors turned please-anything-else majors. Because he was homeschooled, he knows a lot about random, inconsequential things and nothing about stuff everyone should know. He loves to write fantasy mostly but has been gaining an appreciation for non-fiction recently. He doesn’t understand poetry at all though, so if you could come explain it to him that’d be great. His list of interests is long, so just start talking to him and I'm sure you'll find something in common. Please. It'd make his day.

Benjamin toledo (they/them/theirs)


Having swapped their major three times, Ben Toledo is majoring in Creative Writing and is one of two vice presidents for the Creative Writing Society. They were born in Corvallis and have lived in the Willamette Valley their whole life. They generally focus on writing fantasy and enjoy writing short stories, novels, comics, and tv scripts. When they're not writing, they are often planning for D&D, playing video games, listening to music, or caring for their Leopard Gecko. They are also currently living with a snake, two frogs, two ferrets, another gecko, and a cat.

Sheyanne Loose (she/her/hers)


Sheyanne is the current president of the Creative Writing Society. She is an undergraduate student majoring in Creative Writing with a minor in Psychology. Born in Keizer, OR, she now calls Corvallis her home. Almost every day, you can find her walking to and from OSU for her classes, club meetings, and work at Academics for Student Athletes as an academic mentor and tutor. While she mostly focuses on fiction, she also enjoys writing creative nonfiction and would like to focus on fantasy in the future. Her favorite pastimes include reading, writing, martial arts, and playing video games. This year, she plans to participate in NaNoWriMo, apply to graduate schools for an MFA in Creative Writing, and finish her Bachelor of Arts.