portrait of Z Murphy against a white background. Z has long curly dark hair and luscious lip stick on. she is wearing a black turtleneck tucked into flower-print red and black pants with her hands in the pockets.


Creative Writing (BFA)

Z Murphy (she/they), aka the drag performer The ZanyThing, is a multiracial multidisciplinary artist and Senior Creative Writing major. Having grown up in theater, she has always considered performance a big part of her life, and she’s proud to be able to continue that journey while harnessing her craft of writing. Currently, Z is a writer for the online gossip magazine Nicki Swift and has been a featured poet or reader at events such as Moonstone Poetry and House Poet. She’s working on her poetry collection Homegirl. You can follow her artistic excursions on Instagram: @thezanything and @zmurphywriter.