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Creative Writing at Salisbury University

About the Creative Writing Program

The Creative Writing Program at Salisbury University is built on diversity. With a workshop-based curriculum where students share their writing, the concentration offers an opportunity to grow with a cohort of peer authors who know each other’s work intimately. Students expand their horizons as they engage in a varied curriculum with a supportive community. No matter what their interest, students can enjoy a well-balanced program with areas including contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry taught by writers who represent a wide range of formal styles, genres and world views.

With many resources and facilities to foster growth in the arts, students of the Creative Writing Program become part of a creative community that extends beyond the classroom. Our students have opportunities to meet published creative writers and well-known critics through SU’s Writers on the Shore public reading series. Students can gain editorial and publishing experience through work on the University’s Scarab literary magazine. SU is also home to Literature/Film Quarterly, the longest standing international journal devoted to the study of adaptation.

Courses of Study

One of the greatest strengths of the Creative Writing Program at SU is its faculty, who are active scholars in their fields and publish scholarly books, articles, essays, anthologies, and poetry and fiction collections. They present their work at academic conferences and give readings across the country. Small class sizes at SU allow students to have one-on-one interaction with these well-published faculty members, who offer hands-on critical evaluation and help students explore regional, national and international opportunities.

Undergraduate Programs

Review our program requirements in the catalog:

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Follow this four-year curriculum guide to help you graduate on time:

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For those students who want to make creative writing part of another field of study, the program is also home to a creative writing minor.

Graduate Program

Review our program requirements in the catalog:

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English Creative Writing Student

Meet Taylor – Creative Writing Track

Find out how Taylor found her voice and got her poetry published as she prepares for a professional writing career.