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What is Creative Writing?

  • Any writing that moves its reader beyond the purely practical
  • An activity that requires imagination and discipline
  • A craft that expresses truths and ideas about human experience

Mission of Core Coursework

  • Help students to develop and broaden style and voice
  • Give students the opportunity to practice multiple genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry
  • Emphasize workshop approach, including feedback and revision skills


All Creative Writing faculty are published writers and members of professional organizations, including the Association of Writing Programs and the Modern Language Association.

Unique Writing Opportunities

  • Vortex, Blackburn’s annual literary magazine, is entirely student produced.
  • The Write Space provides writing majors a quiet writing space.
  • Our student writing club, Lethologica, meets every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Postgraduate Career Opportunities

  • Author
  • Literary Critic
  • Educational Program Specialist
  • Literary Agent
  • Manuscript Reader

Faculty Members