Creative Writing Undergraduate Offerings

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    Voices from the Attic anthology printed by Carlow University Press (left) and Jan Beatty (Director of Creative Writing) with Tess Barry

    The creative writing curriculum explores the work of many great writers—past and present—and will encourage and inspire you to respond thoughtfully and critically to those works. By exploring all genres of literature and workshopping creative pieces with peers and professional authors, you will expand your ability to consider important concepts including context, image, voice, and audience. You may choose to concentrate on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. 

    You may 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).