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Creative Writing

Find your voice as a writer by mastering creative writing techniques for different genres and learning the professional skills you'll need to succeed in the literary world. You can study creative writing on its own or pair your craft with other fields of study.

In programs with creative writing, you can:

  • Analyze writing as a craft and develop your voice as a writer
  • Explore different writing styles and traditions
  • Conduct in-depth, project-based research
  • Learn to create content that resonates with your audience

Writers at Evergreen don't have to focus on a single genre. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenplays, or a combination of styles, expert faculty can show you how to take an idea and turn it into a finished piece. With an emphasis on literary theory and history alongside practical lessons in the craft, your creative writing education will be a well-rounded experience.

Capstone opportunities and independent learning contracts with faculty in this field are perfect for creating a manuscript or building a professional writing portfolio.

Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Blakeslee, Steve English, writing, literature
Coffey, Kristin creative writing, historical fiction, ethnic american literature
Featherly, Lynarra creative writing, philosophy, critical theory
Hardy, Tara
Hendricks, Steven book arts, literature, creative writing
Lee, Albert
Mellis, Miranda fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Ocampo, Catalina Spanish language, Latin American literature
Sandoz, Joli academic and creative nonfiction writing, community studies, analog game design
Simons, Suzanne poetry and literary arts, community studies/Middle East studies, journalism
Steinhoff, Eirik English
Wolach, David creative writing, poetics, aesthetics, media/performing arts
Yannone, Sandra writing theory and practice, poetry, women's/LGBT studies
Selected Programs 2022-23
Title Class Standing Credits
Creative Writing: Indigenous Speculative Fiction
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Creative Writing: Personal Essays and Poetics
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Creative Writing: Playing with Words and Worlds
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
14
Creative Writing: The Memoir
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Fables, Fairy Tales, and Other True Stories
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
From the Ground Up: Natural History Writing and Experiential Learning
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Literary Arts & Studies Path: Writing Retreat
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
2
Literary Arts: Capstone
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Poetry New York
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Student-Originate Studies Poetics: Word and Image
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16