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Creative Writing

The English Department is home to a thriving Creative Writing program. Our faculty have collectively published fifty books of fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and criticism. They have won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Fulbright Program, as well as University-wide awards for outstanding teaching and mentoring. For undergraduates, we offer a track within the English major, as well as a certificate in Creative Writing. For graduate students, we offer a PhD. Students at all levels focus on either fiction, poetry, or literary nonfiction. We are home to an undergraduate journal, Short Vine, and the nationally prominent literary journal The Cincinnati Review. Our PhD program was ranked eighth in the country by Poets & Writers.

Poetry Reading by Danielle Cadena Deulen 
February 1, 2024; 5:30 p.m. EST
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Poetry Reading by Chet'la Sebree 
Februrary 27, 2024; 5:30 p.m. EST
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Fiction Reading by Robin McLean 
March 28, 2024; 5:30 p.m. EST
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

The Writer and the Agent: A Conversation with Robin McLean and Stephanie Steiker
March 29, 2024; 3:30 p.m. EST 
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library 

Talk by Douglas Kearney, 2024 Elliston Poet-in-Residence
April 2, 2024; 5:30 p.m. EST 
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library

Poetry Reading by Douglas Kearney, 2024 Elliston Poet-in-Residence
April 4, 2024; 6:00 p.m. EST 
Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library