Find your voice in creative writing!
Students may obtain a Bachelor of Arts (A. B.) in Creative Writing and Literature. Courses in the major include a wide selection of poetry, fiction, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and performance. Students may undertake advanced work in one genre or multiple genres. Graduates typically pursue MFA degrees, or careers in teaching and publishing, and many win Fulbright and other prestigious fellowships.
The Creative Writing and Literature major is selective, yet creative writing workshops are open to all students regardless of major. The limited size of the creative writing workshops and the intensive individual attention from full-time faculty members make the creative writing courses ideal for those with a genuine commitment to the literary arts. Students can hone their craft with visiting writers, run Rushlight, the college’s literary magazine, perform their work in public, and much more.
The Visiting Artist Program at Wheaton provides a generous endowment for bringing artists to campus. Each year, emerging and established writers in each of the genres visit workshops, offer one-on-one conferences with students, and give public readings to the campus and the community.