The English Department offers a minor in Creative Writing.
Mission of the Program
The minor in Creative Writing consists of courses in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and playwriting. The minor provides new writers at all levels and from all academic disciplines with the opportunity to explore the wide variety of ways to write creatively and experiment with style, voice, form, concept, and genre. Advanced courses can accommodate work in many genres including but not limited to experimental writing to do-it-yourself publishing and literary journal production, to graphic novels, novella writing, and memoirs, among others. In addition, more experienced writers who might be considering an advanced degree or career in creative writing can hone their craft with advanced coursework that helps build portfolios useful for graduate applications and submission for publication. The minor also hosts readings, lectures, and events by visiting writers, as well as student readings at the end of each semester.