The Organization of Graduate Student Writers consists of representatives from the Creative Writing MFA and is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to practice, enjoy, and participate in the creative writing community. We do this by organizing readings, workshops, visiting speakers, and other free events and services for the MFA/CSU community.

We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to OGSWCSU@gmail.com with questions, thoughts, or feedback for us.


President of OGSW Mika Todd

President - Mika Todd

Mika Todd is a third-year MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Colorado State University. They teach composition and rhetoric, creative writing, work as an editorial assistant for Colorado Review, and strive to provide community-building and professional development opportunities through the Organization of Graduate Student Writers. Recent words have appeared in Hippocampus and Foglifter Press’s anthology Home is Where You Queer Your Heart.

Vice President of OGSW Lauren Furman

VP - Lauren Furman

Lauren Furman is a second-year MFA candidate in Fiction. She works as the Assistant Managing Editor of Colorado Review and serves as the Vice President of the Organization of Graduate Student Writers. She has a golden retriever and enjoys writing about swamps.

Treasurer of OGSW Nicole Pagliari

Treasurer - Nicole Pagliari

Nicole Pagliari is a second-year MFA candidate and Gil-Ronda Fellow in Creative Writing as well as the Treasurer of the Organization of Graduate Student Writers. Running is her favorite form of procrastination and she has been known to feed her dog too many pup cups.


The Write Life

OGSW in collaboration with ASCSU is proud to present The Write Life, a three-day event featuring CSU faculty, alumni, and guest speakers in conversation about options and opportunities after CSU for those who are pursuing English degrees or who have an interest in the literary community.

This event will take place Friday, April 21, 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023, with panels and workshops happening both in person at the Lory Student Center and on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/5409886507


Looking for information and resources that were shared at the conference? Click below to access the full PDF.

Friday, April 21

Saturday, April 22

Sunday, April 23

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