Creative Writing is CLOSED TO NEW MAJORS FOR THE 2024-25 ACADEMIC YEAR.
CW courses are still open to all students!
The Creative Writing Program provides guidance, support and numerous opportunities for young writers. Students in the creative writing program study and create poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, and screenplays. The goal of the program is to help young writers cultivate their talents and broaden their command of the writer's craft.
The program guides students from an entry-level understanding of creative writing to a more robust building of skills in the craft during the middle year. Ultimately, eighth-graders in the program create a capstone project of a portfolio of polished pieces in Creative Writing III.
Year 1: Creative Writing I (year-long) - Students experiment with a variety of genres, including short stories and poetry, in a writing workshop format.
Year 2: Choose Two (all semester-long):
Creative Writing II - Students write in a variety of genres.
Poetry - Students write poems, exploring various aspects of the poetic craft.
Scriptwriting - Students write plays, screenplays, and teleplays.
Year 3: Take remaining semester course (see Year 2), plus:
Creative Writing III - Students create a portfolio of polished pieces.
You can find a list of our student award winners and honorable mentions linked here.
Muse Literary Magazine can be accessed here.
For additional information, please contact the Lamar Creative Writing Faculty:
Rachel Dietz, email@example.com