Creative Writing Concentration

Creative Writing Concentration


Have you ever dreamed of creating a strong character like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, whose multi-book adventures are complex and exciting? Have you ever wanted to build a world as creative and detailed as the one in your favorite video game? Have you always written poems, but never showed them to anyone?

Then creative writing is the concentration for you.

Students in our program study contemporary literature and participate in writing workshops in several genres of their choice. This concentration of the English major also gives you necessary skills for numerous jobs with a writing emphasis like social media manager, ad copy writer, and corporate storyteller.

Creative Writing Alumna

Creative Writing Careers

“The creative writing workshops taught me to read critically, hit a deadline, finish a story, give and receive constructive criticism, and revise. Happy to say all that work paid off: I've worked in book publishing for eight years and I signed with a literary agent in 2019!" — Hannah Karena Jones '11, Author and Senior Managing Editor at Running Press Publishers

Creative Writing Opportunities

Creative Writing Opportunities

Take advantage of many opportunities to attend conferences, give readings, edit and publish your own work in the Warren literary magazine.

Big Dog Reading Series

Big Dog Reading Series

Listen to and meet nationally famous, award-winning writers, such as Mitchell S. Jackson, who come to campus for the Big Dog Reading Series.