Creative Writing Minor


The Department of English offers a minor in Creative Writing, drawing on the strength of its faculty and programming in the literary arts and related fields.

The minor is designed to be progressive, moving from an introductory multi-genre course through a series of genre workshops, and then culminating in a Creative Writing senior seminar (or independent study project) in which students produce and revise a well-developed manuscript of poetry, fiction, or creative prose.

The minor is also interdisciplinary in that three of the six courses will draw from forms, disciplines, and materials outside the student’s chosen genre of writing. Students may choose relevant course offerings in related departments and programs (e.g. Journalism). Other enriching and broadening experiences will come through our Lannan Program: its visiting writer reading and seminar series; the annual Lannan Symposium; the Caine Prize Writer residency; and the various writers who visit classes each year.

Director of Creative Writing: Professor Phil Sandick