Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Concentration (CWC) is offered within the regular English major, and is intended for students interested in and committed both to their own creative work (fiction and/or poetry) and to the study of literature from a writer's point of view.

Students are required to complete the usual sequence of required courses for the major.

  • Students completing the CWC within the general framework of the English Majorsubstitute the following creative writing courses for the five electives:
    • 317: Poetry Writing
    • 318: Fiction Writing
    • 357: Literature from a Writer's Perspective
    • 397: Advanced Writing Workshop: Poetry
    • 398: Advanced Writing Workshop: Fiction
    Note: students may take 397 and 398, or 397 twice, or 398 twice to fulfill the Advanced Writing Workshop course requirements.

    CWC students have one English elective in their major.

Special Events

Of special interest to creative writing students are the readings and class visits by established fiction writers and poets sponsored each year by the English department.