Creative Writing

 

CREATIVE WRITING LIVES HERE!

Creative writers produce original novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, comics, and personal essays. Our vibrant creative community helps students boost their marketable skills while also (just as importantly!) chasing their dreams.  We sponsor many readings, writing groups, and celebrations, which are generally announced on the English home page.

STUDY CREATIVE WRITING

Creative writing courses are offered every semester; our fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and multimodal classes are taught by acclaimed, widely-published faculty, including Sebastian Bitticks, Tyler Farrell,Tosin Gbogi, Laura Misco, Meg Paonessa, Ben Pladek, Jacob Riyeff, CJ Scruton, Angela Sorby, and Katherine Zlabek, as well as distinguished visiting writers such as Amina Gautier.

Any student, from any major, can also opt to minor in creative writing.  Check out the requirements here.

PUBLISH CREATIVE WRITING

Marquette creative writers pursue a range of careers -- including as published authors. Some of our alums: literary novelist Jill Stukenberg, short story author Michael Andreasen, YA novelist Jenny Benjamin, crime writer Adam Plank, romance novelist Lisa Klein, poet Jessica Powers, and journalist Wyatt Massey

Creative writing students also produce Marquette's literary magazine, the Marquette Literary Review.  This competitive publishing opportunity features work from writers with an MU connection: students, staff, faculty, and alumni.  Check out the most recent MLR here: Marquette Literary Review Volume 15. All are invited to read, enjoy, be inspired, and consider submitting work to a future issue; Marquette students can also apply to serve on the editorial staff by contacting Angela Sorby.

ENJOY THE MLR ARCHIVE

REACH OUT! 

Anyone with questions about Creative Writing at MU is invited to contact Dr. Angela Sorby.