B.A. in English Creative Writing

The creative writing program offers students a range of beginning, intermediate, and advanced workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Undergraduates have a unique opportunity to concentrate in Creative Writing by electing nine of writing classes in addition to the Form and Theory requirement. Creative Writing majors, working closely with a distinguished core faculty of professional writers, can enrich their background in literature provided by the English major curriculum with a rigorous apprenticeship to their craft.


In addition, the program regularly invites writers to campus for residency, workshops, and readings. Each year, five eminent authors are invited to participate in the three-day Spring Literary Festival. These visits provide a unique complement to the student's workshop experience.


Many of our undergraduates publish their writing in Sphere (the undergraduate literary magazine), while other gain valuable editing experience. Our undergraduate writers regularly organize formal and informal readings of their own work.


Undergraduate creative writing students have gone on to further study in M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. Programs in Creative Writing. Many have gone on to publish their work.