Get involved in Lafayette’s lively literary culture! Accomplished published writers in the English department offer courses in creative writing, screenwriting, advanced creative writing in fiction and in poetry, playwriting, environmental writing, creative nonfiction, humor writing, spiritual writing, and new media. A literary magazine, open mics, readings, writing competitions, a writing marathon, and meetings with visiting writers also help student writers develop their creativity.


Visiting Writers

Distinguished writers visit classes, meet with students, and give readings on campus.

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Writing Competitions

Students push themselves to produce their best work in annual writing competitions.

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Videos give another look at aspects of the creative writing program.

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