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 2010, Thomas Mallon and Edward P. Jones  joined the Creative Writing's team of professors who are nationally and internationally recognized writers.

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


Wordsmith of Washington

Professor Thomas Mallon

Critically acclaimed novelist Thomas Mallon became director of the Creative Writing Program in the spring of 2010. While Dr. Mallon believes students need to have a certain amount of imagination to succeed in a creative writing class, he believes a lot of students don’t realize how much imagination they have until they are pressured to use it.