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Creative Writing

Screenplays. Poems. Novels. Short stories. Creative nonfiction. Hone your skills, read amazing works, critique other texts, and become the writer you’ve always wanted to be.


Do you dream dialogue? Create new worlds? Speculate about what might be? In the Creative Writing program you’ll learn to hone your skills, be exposed to amazing literature, as well as read and critique other people’s texts.

Employers recruit people who can write well and think outside of the box. At Waynesburg University, we encourage you to find your own voice, read all genres with a critical eye, and challenge your boundaries. You’ll become a polished writer, the person who brings creativity to any job. Through workshops, experimentation, and exposure to diverse texts, you’ll grow skills and techniques, plus be prepared for a career that requires strong writing skills or graduate studies in either creative writing or literature.

What sets us apart

Get involved on campus

Publish your writing in our literary magazine, The Muse & Stone, and work on the editorial staff, gaining hands-on experience. Write for the student Newspaper, The Yellow Jacket, join the Mad Anthony staff and put together a yearbook. Get a part in a play or work behind the scenes in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Go to poetry readings or the lecture series, present at conferences and enjoy fun times with the department community. Our English honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, is one of the oldest in the country. Mission trips, study abroad, campus praise team … There are so many ways to get involved!

Be yourself

English majors at WU can easily pick up a minor and even dual major in other disciplines.  Biblical and Ministry Studies, Psychology, Theater, Business, History, Philosophy, Communications, Biology: wherever your interest lie, we’ll help you chase them.  Advisors will work with you to create a path of study unique to you.

Academic Catalog

Need to find a course description or review your degree requirements? View the current online catalog at the link below.