The creative writing minor allows students to pursue creative writing — fiction, poetry, and nonfiction — within the larger context of academic study. These courses provide students with the opportunity to study craft, editing, revision, and literature within a structured curriculum and with published writers. You’ll develop as a creative and critical thinker by experimenting with ways to express yourself and by rigorously honing your writing and reading abilities. Classes are interactive, and faculty work closely with students..
- Meet visiting authors through the Thornton Writing Endowment.
- Help edit the Prism, the University’s literary magazine.
- Be eligible for five annual awards for excellence in creative writing.
Creative writing students have participated in poetry slams, open mics, and creative writing readings on campus and downtown, in addition to creative writing conferences in other states and abroad, such as the New York State Summer Writers Institute.
Elective courses for this minor give you the choice of where to improve your writing skills or knowledge of literary studies, whether you’re supplementing your career toolkit or have personal ventures in mind.