Creative Writing is the expression of one’s ideas, observations, and imagination through the genres of poetry and prose (including fiction and nonfiction). Students who pursue a B.A. with a concentration in Creative Writing or a minor in Creative Writing will work alongside award-winning faculty to learn the techniques of the craft, study published writers, create their own original work in a series of workshops, and craft courses designed to introduce students to the basics of each genre and allow for their individual growth as they advance in their practice.
Creative Writing faculty
The Creative Writing faculty is comprised of award-winning poets, playwrights, and fiction and nonfiction writers whose honors include fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations, the NEA Literature Fellowship in Fiction, the Kingsley Tufts Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the U.S. Artists Simon Fellowship, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. The faculty works closely with undergraduates and M.F.A. students in both creative writing workshops and traditional literature courses.