The Creative Writing Program


All majors must take one 200-level introductory workshop in prose or poetry. The same is required of non-majors who wish to take creative writing workshops, though some professors may choose to waive this requirement for junior and senior non-majors. The requirement is never waived for majors. The only 300-level class that does not have a 200-level pre-requisite is ENGCW/THEA 372RW Playwriting (offered only in the fall semester). Some instructors may require writing samples even though you have taken a pre-requisite course.

Students who have completed the 200-level requirement may move into any Intermediate workshop. Creative Writing majors may take only ONE 200-level course as part of the major.

(For Advanced Courses in Spring semesters): Students who make a A- or better in the Intermediate level workshops may apply to take advanced level workshops. All other students must apply to these workshops with a manuscript submission (students must also complete the application form). The individual instructor may require manuscript submission from all students for admission to the advanced workshops. Only students who receive this positive assessment of readiness will enter advanced workshops.

All Creative Writing courses are permission-only and require an application to be submitted to the Creative Writing Program office. Due to extended Spring Break and remote instruction this semester, applications should be e-mailed to Paula Vitaris at If your application includes a writing sample, the sample must be attached to the application and sent as ONE DOCUMENT IN WORD FORMAT. Applications are available at the Creative Writing Program office in N209 Callaway and may also be downloaded from the Quicklinks section on the right. You may also e-mail to request an application in Word format. Applications will be accepted up to the end of add-drop in the fall. Creative Writing workshops fill up quickly so apply as soon as possible. If the class you apply for is full, you will be added to a waiting list and you will be contacted by e-mail if a space opens up.

Fall 2020 Course Atlas:

Please read the Course Atlas description before applying. The atlas includes details about required writing samples, pre-requisites and other information you need to know before choosing a class.


ENGCW 190-1      Freshman Seminar Yanique  Monday 10-1

ENGCW 271W-1   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Schiff  Monday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 271W-2   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Christle   Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 271W-3   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Schiff  Wednesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 272W-1   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Cooper    Monday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 272W-2   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Houck    Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 272W-3   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Houck    Wednesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 272W-4   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Yanique  Friday 10-1

ENGCW 272W-5   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Cooper  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/FILM 354-1 50 Shades: Nonfiction Ethics  Klibanoff  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 370RW-1 Intermediate Fiction  Jones  Monday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 370RW-2 Intermediate Fiction  Corbitt Thursday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 371RW-1 Intermediate Poetry  Brown  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 371RW-2 Intermediate Poetry  Christle  Wednesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/THEA 372RW-1 Playwriting  Belflower  Monday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/THEA 372RW-2 Playwriting  Staff   Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 376RW-1 Creative Nonfiction  Skibell  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/FILM 378RW Screenwriting  Skibell Thursday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 385RW-1/AAS/AMST/HIST 387RW-1 GA Civil Rights Cold Cases  Klibanoff  Wednesday 2:30-5

ENGCW 495RW  Creative Writing: Honors  Staff (only for students accepted into the Honors Program; please go to our Honors Webpage for instructions on how to apply)