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Creative Writing

From writing their own poems, stories and creative non-fiction essays, to meeting with established authors such as Charles Baxter, former poet laureate Billy Collins, and West Virginia poet laureate Irene McKinney, Frostburg State University Creative Writing students get to live the writer's life while working with a dynamic, well published and nationally known Creative Writing faculty that includes Brad Barkley, Andy Duncan and Gerry LaFemina. 

Meet publishers and editors at the annual Small Press Festival; work with guest writers each summer at the annual Nightsun Writers Conference; develop your editing skills working on the school's literary journal, Bittersweet; do community outreach via the Center for Literary Arts in downtown Frostburg; and join the conversation about each other's work with the 3 A.M. Society, FSU's club for creative writers.  Frostburg Creative Writing--find your stories here.

Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration in the English Major

1. Completion of the Major Core Curriculum (15 hours)

2. Completion of the Creative Writing Concentration Requirements (22 hours)

ENGL 334 Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 335 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 377
   or ENGL 378
     or Post Modernism
ENGL 460 Form and Theory of Fiction and Poetry                          
ENGL 470 Senior Workshop
ENGL 489 Capstone

Including six hours from the following:

ENGL 360 Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 434 Advanced Fiction Writing
ENGL 435 Advanced Poetry Writing                         

3. Electives (3 hours)
Any English course at the 300-400 level.