Creative Writing

Nick Longo: Fiction Contest

To highlight the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Kathleen Downey Short Fiction Contest, Richard Mayne heads this series to share their work on the New Worcester Spy. Each entry includes an interview with […]

Creative Writing

They Used to Call Me Father

By Tony Dupre They used to call me Father.Long hours in small boxes,listening to the transgressions of strangers,listening intently. I’d say the same things, a droning sound;“Say three Hail Marys and beg for forgiveness.”then absolve […]

Creative Writing

High Moral Worth

By Thomas Clark Sarah ran headlong through a knot of Blue Andalusian hens, her father’s favorite. They scattered to the barn’s dark corners, where they sent up a cloud of straw and feathery detritus. Despite […]

Creative Writing

Respite For an Empty Nest

In August 2018, during Older Student Registration, students Carol Chester and Gail Johnston, with guidance from Joanne Jaber Gauvin from the Urban Action Institute, initiated the Older Student Writing Project (OSWP). The goal of the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Visiting Poets at WSU

By Gabrielle Plainte On Sunday, April 7, a poetry reading took place in the Faculty Lounge of the Sullivan Building. People of all ages attended, some students, others pure lovers of poetry, and a few […]