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SU Adds Creative Writing Minor

Creative Writing classSALISBURY, MD---Storytelling has existed since the beginning of human interaction.

Salisbury University students who pursue the new creative writing minor in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts follow in this longstanding tradition, honing their craft to engross readers in their creations.

The minor earned its designation after creative writing was identified as the most popular track in the English Department, seeing a 62% increase in participation from 2013-2018.

Students have the opportunity to personalize their creative writing experiences by exploring a genre of their choice. They enjoy opportunities to hone their skills with craft mechanics, workshop mechanics, and editing, publishing and reading practices.

Creative writing courses draw students from across disciplines, with economics, biology and nursing students seeking classes in the program.

SU creative writing students are award winners, with recent graduate Emma DePanise earning the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Intro Journals Award in 2019 and the prestigious Pablo Neruda Prize in 2018. Lydia Narum, a biology and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) major, who has completed the coursework for the creative writing minor, recently won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to the Slovak Republic.

Work from SU students is published in national literary journals like Ninth Letter, Fugue and Quarterly West, while SU creative writing graduates are pursuing graduate studies at institutions including George Mason and Purdue universities, the University of Alabama and the University of Missouri.

For more information on the new creative writing minor visit the program's webpage.

Learn more about how SU students and faculty are exploring opportunities for greatness and making tomorrow theirs at the SU website.