Creative writing majors at Carlow develop additional experience in editing, writing, graphic design, and planning literary events through internships with The Critical Point (the University’s journal of visual and literary arts), Dionne’s Story (an anthology of original writing connected to Dionne’s Project), the Hungry Sphinx Reading Series (an interactive series between the community and the university), and Voices From the Attic (the annual anthology of the Madwomen in the Attic).

 

Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing Course Information

Course Requirements: 38 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus

Courses

EN 208: POETRY I: FINDING YOUR VOICE

In this introductory course in the reading and writing of poetry, you will experiment with writing your own poetry as a way to begin to find your own voice. You will read individual collections of poetry, write critical papers, and critique each other’s work in a workshop setting.

EN 205: FICTION I: CHARACTER, SETTING, AND PLOT

 

In this introductory course in the reading and writing of fiction, you will read a range of authors, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Zadie Smith, and write critical papers, as well as your own creative works that you share through peer review. 

 

EN 203: CREATIVE NONFICTION: DESCRIPTION, NARRATION, AND DIALOGUE

In this introductory creative nonfiction course, you will examine and practice description, narration, and dialogue, as you explore how writers show and tell life stories, and make scenes, situations, and events come alive on the page. You will also critique established authors’ work and respond to in-class writing prompts, as well as share your own writing and giving feedback to peers.

note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website.