The Creative Writing concentration explores and develops writing techniques by exposing students to many different writing forms, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

About the Concentration

The concentration encourages the comprehensive study and practice of more than one genre, and at the upper-level, students have the opportunity to specialize in a genre of writing in rigorous, advanced genre-specific workshops.

Along with working alongside talented and publishing authors, our students enjoy an impressive annual Poets & Writers Reading Series, participate in the editorial and publication process of both The Owl & Night Owl literary journals, regularly take field trips to tour literary and editing offices, enjoy biannual travel to Lisbon for the Disquiet Literary Festival, partake in travel-learning writing residencies to the Atlantic Center for the Arts, engage in workshops in poetry, fiction, essay and screen writing, and win an array of competitive literary awards annually.

Our graduates have gone on to accept fellowships and admission at New York University, Columbia, Sweet Briar, Mills, Chatham, Florida International, Chicago College, Minnesota, Emerson, Alabama, Arizona, Cincinnati, Wyoming, Memphis, Carolina Coastal, Indiana, Texas-Austin, Ohio State, Kansas, U of Southern California, Woodrow Wilson, Converse College, and many similarly find lucrative and enjoyable careers in publishing, politics, and marketing.

What is Creative Writing at OWU?

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Graduate Outcomes

Martha Park '11

Martha Park was recently awarded the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, where she is working on a collection of poems.


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Sturges Hall 205
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3570
F 740-368-3599

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Director of Creative Writing: Robert Olmstead