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Creative Writing

Professor Volkmer (Director); Associate Professor Keita; Visiting Assistant Professor Zolidis

The creative writing minor offers students from all majors the opportunity to specialize in writing across a broad range of genres, including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. Minors get hands-on experience in journalism and/or magazine production by working for the college paper, The Grizzly, or the literary review, The Lantern. They become acquainted with the literary world through attending readings, and they are encouraged to submit work for publication or presentation to appropriate venues.

A minor concentration in Creative Writing consists of at least five English courses, including ENGL-402 and at least three of the following creative writing courses: ENGL-106, 205, 206, 209 (one or more sections), and 302. MCS-207 may also be counted toward the minor. One literature course may count toward the creative writing minor. Participation in student publications is also required.

See English for a description of the Creative Writing courses.