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Contact Information

Jonathan Ivry
Associate Professor
Phone: 262-472-5061
Location: Laurentide Hall 3207
Elizabeth Lamb
Department Associate
Phone: 262-472-1036
Location: Laurentide Hall 3112

Creative Writing Program

If you have a passion for storytelling and wish to pursue a career using your writing talents, consider a degree in Creative Writing at UW-Whitewater. Every step of our Creative Writing program is designed to help you unleash your imagination.

A degree in Creative Writing provides opportunities to cultivate and improve upon your craft. You will learn about the industry from published writers, study literature from a writer's point of view, and participate in a variety of writing courses across a variety of genres - from fiction and creative nonfiction, to poetry, screenwriting, and nature writing, among others.

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A Creative Writing emphasis or minor can prepare you for many professional paths, including teaching, publishing, copywriting, screenwriting, communications and more.


The tiered curriculum for Creative Writing is designed to:

  • Broaden students' understanding about the writing process and the craft-based choices made by writers
  • Encourage analytical abilities
  • Prompt students to work across genres to strengthen their writing

English courses outside of Creative Writing provide additional practice in the careful reading, writing, and understanding of creative texts.In order to achieve a professional level and produce a sizeable body of work, Creative Writing majors are required to take at least six intermediate and advanced-level writing workshops in a variety of genres. Students begin the program by taking an introductory creative writing course and a literature course aimed specifically at writers. The capstone course for students is Advanced Writers Studio in which students will create a sizeable body of work of publishable quality in their chosen genre.             

For more information and to learn about oppurtunities the program offers, seach the links under Program Resources.