Two Carlow University students writing during class


The creative writing curriculum explores the work of many great writers, past and present, and encourages students to respond thoughtfully and critically to those works. Students may concentrate on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

Students may develop additional experience in editing, writing, graphic design, and planning literary events through internships with The Critical Point (the University’s journal of visual and literary arts), Dionne’s Story (an anthology of original writing connected to Dionne’s Project), the Hungry Sphinx Reading Series (an interactive series between the community and the university), and Voices From the Attic (the annual anthology of the Madwomen in the Attic).


By exploring all genres of literature and workshopping creative pieces with peers and professional authors, students expand their abilities to consider important concepts including context, image, voice, and audience.