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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 an MA and 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.

Luke Geddes and Yalie Saweda Kamara
Fiction and Poetry Reading
September 14, 2022; 5:30 pm EST
In person: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library
Zoom option: https://bit.ly/alumnireading (preregistration required)

Sara Eliza Johnson
Poetry Reading

September 26, 2022; 6:00 pm EST
In person: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library
Zoom option: https://bit.ly/saraelizajohnson (preregistration required)

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Fiction Reading
October 4, 2022; 6:00 pm EST
In person: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library
Zoom option: https://bit.ly/bynumreads (preregistration required)

Simone Savannah
Poetry Reading
October 13, 2022; 6:00 pm EST
In person: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library
Zoom option: https://bit.ly/ssavannah (preregistration required)

Jennifer Elise Foerster
Poetry Reading
October 26, 2022; 6:00 pm EST
In person: Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library
Zoom option: https://bit.ly/foersterreads (preregistration required)