About Creative Writing

The creative writing program at Georgetown will help your writing start to shine, whether it’s in your wildly successful blog or your first published poem.

Careers

Our creative writing students have gone on to be creative directors at magazines, marketing directors at corporations, college professors, editors, and of course, published writers.

Any genre

You can take writing workshops in any genre you’re interested in, fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

Published professors

Our teachers are well-published poets and prose writers who can give both artistic advice and tell you how the business of publishing works.

Program Requirements

(B.A. degree) The Creative Writing Emphasis within the English major requires students to take twelve hours of the thirty-six required for the English major in Creative Writing courses.

Eighteen hours above ENG211 or 213 required.

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Potential Careers

The creative writing program at Georgetown College made me realize that I could turn my passion for writing into a career.  From the dynamic fiction workshops to the invaluable hands-on experience I gained working as student editor, I found every experience to be valuable and enriching.  There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use a skill I learned from the nuturing faculty and my classmates.

 - Amanda Hervey, writer and blogger at Amanda in Real Life

When I was in college, I worked as a student editor and took the fiction writing workshop because I thought it sounded like fun.  My experiences with editing and with the class taught me to be a better writer and a better editor, and taught me how to give and take criticism—skills I use every day at work.  I didn’t expect to find myself working for a civil engineering firm after college, but I’m glad that my experiences at Georgetown prepared me so well.

 - Gina Puthoff, marketing coordinator at ENTRAN

Creative Writing Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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