We're not just about reading—we're about writing, too. Our creative writing minors are doers and makers with opportunities to produce poetry, short fiction, novels, creative nonfiction, film, and drama.
Our Creative Writing students are not only thriving, they're publishing
“My perspective on my own writing shifted after taking a poetry class at Flagler College, where my professor guided me, and offered insight,” says Airea Johnson, a junior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, and a minor in Philosophy. “I was encouraged to send my poems out to publishers, and after I got my first acceptance, I was hooked!” Airea is now a poetry editor for FLARE: The Flagler Review, and has served as emcee for the English Department's open mic. Her work explores grief, relationships, and the concept of significance. Her poems have appeared in Third Wednesday Magazine, and Outrageous Fortune, and are forthcoming in Mineral Lit Magazine, and the anthology: Poetry in the Time of the Coronavirus.
“This program helped develop my writing skills immensely,” says Katie Stairs, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She has been writing since middle school and has learned from many professional writers: “Some people are born with writing talent, but from what I’ve seen, it’s a talent nurtured by other writers and books.” Her poetry has been published in Synapse, Blood and Thunder Journal, and NY Literary Magazine, and her prose has appeared in Sagebrush Review and the anthology Explorer One: A Collection of Extraterrestrial Tales.
What You'll Study
You'll take classes in poetry and short fiction, of course, but you'll also have opportunities to study screenwriting, the young adult novel, and creative nonfiction. Since good writers are always good readers, you'll also take literature courses to learn from the best of the best.
Creative Writing minors can work with FLARE, the student-run literary magazine. There, you'll do everything from read submissions to host the issue launch reading. You can also find editing and writing opportunities through internships in the community!