Pictured above: LSWA 2022-2023 Student Leaders
Lloyd Scholars for Writing and the Arts (LSWA) is a diverse and creative living-learning community in which students are invited to “be creative, whatever your major.” We bring together computer scientists and poets, digital animators and chemical engineers, sociologists and musicians, and build community through engagement with a wide variety of writerly and artistic experiences. Our programs include highly-sought-after courses taught by expert writing faculty, a robust arts curriculum for non-art majors, student-led clubs, a literary and arts journal, poetry prizes, community-engagement opportunities, and outstanding visiting artists and writers.
Your Gifts at Work
"The program gave me some of my best friends, a completely singular first year English experience and the writing ability and encouragement to win both a Hopwood and the Caldwell Poetry prizes! LSWA did so much more for me than I could have anticipated." —Brooke, LSWA alumna
“Writing my own poetry was scary at first, but Jihyun was really helpful by giving specific prompts and ideas to think of. Recipe poems are so unique, and it was very doable to write with her guidance. Writing it was eye-opening, and it actually made me feel homesick! Thinking of the dishes my mom makes made me miss her so much I called her immediately after class to talk to her. I was surprised how powerful these words were, and Jihyun made me realize that poetry is much more than just stanzas and rhyme schemes!” —LSWA student reflecting on visiting poet Jihyun Yun’s LSWA residency in April 2023
“I’ve seen James Charles Morris around Alice Lloyd a few times and he has inspired me due to how much I’ve been exposed to him. I kept thinking about how cool the way he experiments with texture. I’ve started to see normal everyday things in different ways. I have a newfound appreciation for the different combinations of textures and patterns around me. I hope that once I have more time I’ll be able to collage in a more controlled way. For now, I’ll continue to look for the unrelated in the things around me.” —LSWA student reflecting on our visiting artist James Charles Morris’s LSWA residency in February 2023
Our strategic fund allows us to develop opportunities for student engagement that go beyond the scope of the classroom and the residence hall. These funds allow us to bring in exciting artists and writers or to take our students further afield for travel-based experiential learning opportunities. LSWA students have helped create past community events such as Festifools and Fool Moon, and your gift could help fund the development of exciting future events through our program.
Gift funding could help us establish a prize fund for visual and/or performing arts in LSWA to complement our annual poetry prizes.
Gift funding could help us develop summer programming for LSWA students and community members such as a writing conference in Ann Arbor for young writers.
Thank you for supporting Lloyd Scholars for Writing and Arts!