The Creative Writing English major at Auburn is an intensive, multi-genre learning experience. Students study poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, reading classic and contemporary work as models. Courses focus on the “architecture” of stories, poems and essays, learning how each piece works and applying those lessons to the creation of original student work. Writing workshops, one-on-one conferences, and discussions of craft make up the bulk of class time.
Students develop a portfolio of creative work in their Special Project course, a capstone experience for the program.
Additionally, students are invited to participate in the Auburn Writers Conference, which draws best-selling authors and publishing professionals to the region each October.
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Last Updated: March 07, 2014