The Creative Writing program offers a major in Creative Writing and Literature that includes a wide selection of courses in poetry, fiction, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and performance. Students may pursue advanced work in one genre or multiple genres.
Among the advantages of the Creative Writing program are opportunities for students to nurture their imaginations in supportive, collaborative workshop settings led by dedicated faculty. Students also can hone their craft with visiting writers, run the literary magazine, perform their work in public, and much more. Creative Writing majors enjoy the additional benefit of close mentoring and advising by the Creative Writing faculty while at Wheaton and beyond graduation.