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Creative Writing Emphasis

The English Department now offers an expanded course range in the area of creative writing. The success of the Lindsey J. Cropper Memorial Reading Series has stimulated campus-wide and community interest in the literary arts. The Cropper Reading Series brings great, contemporary literature to life for students through high-profile authors visiting campus; naturally, students become excited about practicing creative writing themselves.  The Cropper Creative Writing Contest in Fiction and Poetry for undergraduates has also stimulated students’ interest in improving their creative writing skills.

This well-rounded selection of creative writing courses, grouped together, constitutes an academic emphasis.  Higher levels of creative writing courses allow students to hone critical reading, creative thinking, and writing and communication skills. These skills are not only essential to the budding writer, of course, but also are highly valued in all professional fields and integral to the creation of a whole, well-rounded graduate of a liberal arts college. Creative Writing Emphasis requirements.

For more information, contact:

Halina Duraj