Creative Writing Minor

Complete 18 credit hours of core writing and literature courses, plus an elective, for an undergraduate minor in creative writing. Check out more information in the undergraduate catalog.

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Because you love to write; and enhancing your creative abilities can lead to greater success in any vocation.

Creative writers at PBA have many opportunities to engage in academic, extracurricular and professional venues to bolster their skills and enjoy fellowship.

Creative Writing for Publication is a class in which students learn how to write professionally and get published in national magazines and literary journals. PBA students have had their poems, stories, and essays accepted by many prestigious publications, including Dappled Things, El Portal, The Emerson Review, Thin Air Magazine, The Round (an Ivy League publication), Saint Anthony Messenger, The Windhover, and The Rectangle (journal of the Sigma Tau Delta national honor society).

LIT Club is open to all students that love books and writing. Meetings are an eclectic mix of music, free-writing, workshopping, readings, and field trips. Some recent field trips have included LIT in the Pics (at the Norton Museum of Art) and LIT in the Crypt (at Woodlawn Cemetery). Sometimes students just sit on the lovely PBA lawn and write in the sunshine.

The vibe is very affirming.

Living Waters Review is an annual literature and arts journal, full of the best writing, photography, and artwork by PBA students and alums. All writers and artists are encouraged to submit their work for publication. And for those interested in editing and production, the best students in the English Department are invited to serve as editors for the journal. So be the best!

Student Literature Night is an annual extravaganza that celebrates the latest issue of Living Waters Review. Students perform their creative works that were published in the journal, along with guest musicians. The event is wonderfully festive, with much food and fellowship.

The Book Club is an open lecture given each week by a PBA professor about a favorite book. Students are encouraged to attend to learn more about how famous writers have succeeded in their craft. You are not required to read the books presented, and anyone can ask questions and be part of the discussion.

The Sailfish Review is the English Department’s Facebook page. It is formatted to be more like a magazine, giving students the opportunity to write, edit and photograph in a digital format. Sign up today to be on staff!

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