Creative Writing

Contact: Amy Sage Webb or Kevin Rabas

Creative Writing coursework is open to all students regardless of major. The program focuses on literary citizenship and providing students opportunities to improve their skills and participate in literary communities. Students can also pursue a Creative Writing minor. Scholarships are available. 

The Creative Writing minor is a 24-hour program of study. Through this minor, students receive guided practice in the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction prose as well as an opportunity to share their work with others, in both workshops and public events. Outlets for student work include Quivira, the state's oldest campus literary magazine, and the Quivira literary club, which sponsors reading, dramatic productions, and other events.

Amy Sage Webb consulting with a student   Required Courses (15 hours)

   EG280 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 hours)

   EG383 Fiction Writing (3 hours) OR 
   EG385 Poetry Writing (3 hours)

   EG583 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 hours) OR 
   EG585 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 hours)

   EG587 Topics in Creative Writing (3 hours) OR 
   EG588 Studies in Creative Writing (3 hours)

   EG680 Seminar in Creative Writing (3 hours)

   Electives (9 hours)
   Additional courses in English, including at least one course in 20th
   century literature.   

   Up to 9 hours of English course work may be applied toward both

   the BA degree in English and the Creative Writing minor.

   Additional Opportunities 

   EG589 Internship/Field Study in Creative Writing (1-3 hours)

   Sample EG587 topics: Creative Nonfiction, Playwriting & Screenwriting, Mystery Writing, Speculative Fiction 

   Sample EG588 studies: Seminar in Literary Magazine, Publishing Arts

Graduate Students

Graduate students may complete Creative Writing coursework and/or a Creative Writing thesis. Opportunities include: 

     EG783 Graduate Advanced Fiction Writing (3 hours) 
     EG785 Graduate Advanced Poetry Writing (3 hours)

     EG787 Graduate Topics in Creative Writing (3 hours) 
     EG788 Graduate Studies in Creative Writing (3 hours)

     EG780 Graduate Seminar in Creative Writing (3 hours)

     EG789 Graduate Internship/Field Study in Creative Writing (1-3 hours)

     EG899 Thesis, MA (1-3 hours)