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Creative Writing at Centenary

English Majors can choose to add a creative writing minor to their curriculum while attending Centenary.  This minor will help to increase the range, ability, and understanding of creative writing and its purposes in today's society.  Students are encouraged to pull content and inspiration from the environments around them, current events, history, and other artistic media. 

Concentration in Creative Writing

The Concentration in Creative Writing offers opportunities for English and English Education majors to enhance your skills in self-expression. Further, it will appear on your transcript as a value-added credential. 

For example, many schools favor teachers with a preparation in creative writing, and many publishers hire students with a creative writing background as editors, etc.  For the concentration, you may focus in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or a mixture of genres.

The on-site writing classes rotate between poetry and prose. The online courses alternate in reverse, with poetry offered when prose is offered onsite and vice versa. This plan will allow you to continue writing in the genre of your choice. The online component allows you to take courses with a broader pool of qualified instructors.

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Minor in Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Minor allows students from any major to participate in a series of creative writing courses and benefit from an added credential on their transcripts. Creative writing courses offer opportunities for self-expression and develop linguistic skills that can enable you to present information or insights in more colorful, interesting language.

You may focus in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, or a mixture of genres. The on-site writing classes will rotate between poetry and prose. The online courses alternate in reverse, with poetry offered when prose is offered on-site and vice versa. This plan will allow you to continue writing in the genre of your choice.

Creative writing skills are valuable for many fields. Creative non-fiction may be of particular interest to those who anticipate writing articles in their fields. This genre combines subject area knowledge with creative writing skills to create compelling and informative articles.

For example, a number of scientists, including Diane Ackerman and Steven Jay Gould, have had successful writing careers. Creative writing skills can help you present your ideas to a range of audiences.

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