Creative Writing Peer Mentorship Program

Starting Fall 2020, the Creative Writing Program hosts a peer mentorship program designed to connect upperclassmen with prospective majors and strengthen the arts community at Emory. Junior and seniors have invaluable experience as majors, and we are hoping to utilize this resource to help our younger peers. Upperclassmen mentors will be matched with mentees through a preference profile, which will be sent to those interested in the program. Pairings will take into consideration a variety of factors, including level of commitment.

Events may include one-on-one virtual check-ins, community virtual meet and greets, write-ins, informal discussions about a writing or reading-related topic, and information panels. Events will not be required, but certainly encouraged, as the mentorship program will serve as a network of support. Our hope is that programming will not only allow first-years to ask questions, acclimate to the community, and connect with older students, but also to catalyze relationships between majors.

With many of us scattered across the country (and the world), it feels important to emphasize and strengthen the arts community at Emory. We were very excited to kick off this program, and we would love to have you!

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this form (link:

Prospective mentees should email Sarina McCabe (22C) at to be on the mentee list. In your email, please include your class year, prospective major(s), and a sentence or two on what you hope to get out of the program. Preference profile forms will be emailed directly to all participants.