Creative Writing Concentration
The English Major with a Concentration in Creative Writing foregrounds writing practice. Students write poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and emergent genres that challenge the shape of traditional forms. Writing faculty, working writers themselves, closely guide students' efforts. For information on courses and guidelines, click here.
Exploration is integral to good writing. The best writers are avid and rigorous readers. Our Concentration in Creative Writing immerses writing practice in the study of literature and the literary arts, encouraging artistic inquiry through courses in literature, film, theory, and cultural studies.
Literary arts opportunities abound at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. Students work one-on-one with faculty advisors, instructors, and visiting writers who join our classrooms every semester. Students also have opportunities for internships, editing, service learning, study abroad, and more.
The Literary Arts Institute, a nationally recognized center, which brings writers from around the world to our campuses each year;
Studio One, our undergraduate literary journal;
Pseudonym, our student literary arts club;
Writers at Home, the opportunity to meet with writers in their native countries while on study abroad;
Service Learning (including an Award-winning "Writing the Experience" course);
The Welle Book Arts Studio and the Book Arts minor.
Smith, image two, credit Tina Chang; Heaney, image five, credit Jemimah Kuhfeld.
Jessica Harkins, Ph.D.