What will I learn?

Maybe you often overhear restaurant conversations, thinking “That would make a good scene in a story!” Or maybe you’ve been keeping a secret poetry journal since you were 15, and always wondered if your poems were “any good.” Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of starting that idea for a novel ... if only you could think of a way to resolve the plot.

The Creative Writing program offers a range of courses that will encourage you explore your interests, whether in poetry, prose, playwriting, or screenwriting. Most courses are workshop-based—meaning, you’ll bring a piece of writing to class and get feedback from your peers. So you could end up with a 10-page story based on that conversation you overheard. Or a handful of sonnets inspired by that tragic high-school romance. Or a novel, with a beginning, middle, and end. And you might just get the encouragement and feedback you need to get it published.

Learn more about the people who will be teaching you
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Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.