Creative Writing Concentration

"And for heaven's sake, publish nothing before you are thirty."

- Virginia Woolf, "A Letter to a Young Poet" (1932)



To major in English with a CONCENTRATION IN CREATIVE WRITING, all requirements above must be met.  Of the six English electives, however, at least five must be from the following: 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 497, 498 - See more at:

To major in English with a CONCENTRATION IN CREATIVE WRITING (CW), all requirements for the English major must be met.

In addition, students must take EH 200, EH 391, EH 395, at least one 400-level CW course (EH 483, EH 485, EH 487, or EH 497), and one additional CW course.  The five courses required for a Concentration in Creative Writing simultaneously count towards the English major's six-course elective requirement.

Our Creative Writing Faculty 

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Frye Gaillard | USA Writer in Residence

Specializes in Southern culture and history.

CB 128  |  460-7559

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Linda Busby Parker | Part-time Faculty in Creative Writing

Specializes in creative writing and the processes of contemporary publishing.

HUMB 253  |  460-6146  |

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Charlotte Pence | Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Director of Creative Writing and Director of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing.  Specializes in poetry and creative nonfiction.

HUMB 277  |  460-6149  |

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Nathan Poole | Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

Specializes in fiction.

HUMB 256  |  460-7417  |

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Adam Prince | Stokes Visiting Writer

Specializes in fiction and screenwriting.

HUMB 277  |  460-6149