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Creative Writing Program

The University of Central Missouri offers both a minor and an individualized major in Creative Writing. Students enrolled in the program take a series of courses in English and World literature and several creative writing workshops. Students in the program are also encouraged to work closely with individual faculty members on large creative projects and to participate on the staff of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

Our graduates have gone on to publish nationally in magazines and journals such as New Letters, Southern Humanities Review, Texas Review, Kenyon Review, The Laurel Review, American Book Review, Cimarron Review, Lit, Crab Creek Review, and Allegheny Review. They also frequently continue their studies at the MFA or PhD level at other universities.


Minor Course Options:

  • English 2051—The Writer’s Voice: Introduction to Poetry Writing (3) Introduces students to terminology and techniques in writing and analyzing the poetry of personal expression.

  • English 2052—Performing the Word: Introduction to Lyrical Writing (3) Introduces students to terminology and techniques in writing and analyzing the lyrical poetry from Sappho to Spoken Word and Hip Hop.

  • English 2053—Writing Short: Introduction to Prose Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Lyric Essays (3) Introduces students to terminology and techniques in writing and analyzing prose poetry, flash fiction, and lyric essays.

  • English 2054—Introduction to Fiction Writing (3) Introduces students to terminology and techniques in writing and analyzing fiction.

  • English 3051—The Art of Poetry: Intermediate Poetry Workshop (3) Poetry writing at an intermediate level; written and oral analysis of students’ creative work.

  • English 3052—Intermediate Fiction Writing (3) Fiction writing at the intermediate level; written and oral analysis of students’ creative work.

  • English 4051—Poetry Writing for Publication (3) Poetry writing at an advanced level.

  • English 4052—Advanced Fiction Writing (3) Fiction writing at an advanced level.

  • English 4053—Writing Nonfiction for Publication (3) Nonfiction writing at an advanced level.

  • English 4054—Practicum in Editing & Publishing (3) Internship with Pleiades and Pleiades Press.

  • English 4055—Genre Fiction Writing (3) Writing fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery.

  • English 4056—Special Topics in Creative Writing (3) Individual or group work by qualified students in creative writing.

 

For more Information:

Contact Dr. Kathryn Nuernberger at knuernberger@ucmo.edu

Learn about the accomplishments of our Creative Writing Faculty.

Program of Study - Minor in Creative Writing