Creative Writing

Creative Writing Program

The English Department’s Creative Writing program offers an array of courses from an introduction to creative writing to courses on poetry and novels. In these courses, you’ll work with Creative Writing’s team of nationally and internationally recognized writers. You’ll also meet fiction writers, poets, memoirists, and editors who visit campus for the Jenny McKean Moore Visiting Writers Series. You’ll also share in a vibrant community of writers, with opportunities to share your work in on-campus literary magazines like Wooden Teeth or the Open Space student reading series.

Students may choose to major or minor in creative writing and should refer to the Program of Study for prerequisites and requirements.


We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask

Director of Creative Writing Lisa Page and 2014-15 Jenny McKean Moore Fellow Brando Skyhorse are the co-editors of We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America. The authors included in this volume share their diverse and compelling stories of passing in America—poignant narratives that confront race, religion, class and sexual orientation. Beacon Press will publish We Wear the Mask in October 2017.