The English Department at Texas A&M provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop their talents through an array of creative writing courses taught by established novelists, poets, and short story writers, all of whom are actively engaged in the creation of original work. The creative writing faculty has received national recognition including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Dobie-Paisano Awards, Texas Writing Fellowships, Fulbright Grants, and distinguished writers-in-residency appointments.
By working closely with students in the development of initial concepts, in the mastery of technique, and in the strategy of publication, the creative faculty expresses its dedication to the idea of a community of writers held together by its belief in the power and necessity of creative expression. Such a community emphasizes both the collective responsibilities of artists to the larger cultural concerns of the times, and the individual responsibilities of artists to the production of works of distinguished originality.
Texas A&M is known for its emphasis on community, and the Creative Writing Program is no exception in its emphasis on community. You’ll experience readings by guest writers and students alike, master classes with visiting writers, open mics, poetry slams, festivals, guerilla poetry postings, official and unofficial writers’ groups, and more. Keep an eye on this page and the department’s events calendar to find out about upcoming activities.
Creative Writing Concentration
English majors can build a Creative Writing concentration by taking ENGL 235-Elements of Creative Writing, and then choosing four other courses from the following list: (Click here for a list of Creative Writing course descriptions)
- ENGL 345-Writers’ Workshop Prose or Poetry
- ENGL 347-Writers Workshop Prose
- ENGL 348-Writers Workshop Poetry
- ENGL 359-Forms of Creative Writing
- ENGL 385-Playwriting
- ENGL 386-Creative Nonfiction
Meet our Core Creative Writing Faculty
|Dr. Bedford Clark
|Dr. Michael Collins
|Dr. Jason Harris
|Dr. Susan Stabile
|Dr. Lowell Mick White
|Dr. Marcela Fuentes
|Dr. Rich Cooper
|Dr. James Francis