Creative Writing Minor

Creative writers build worlds with words. McKendree’s creative writing classes in poetry and fiction will increase your confidence and ability by expanding your ideas about writing, sharpening your technique, and providing eager classroom audiences for your work. Studying creative writing allows you to develop your literary voice and express your imagination. Expect discovery, surprise, and growing confidence in your work.


2017-18 Program Catalog


Program Highlights

 

Involvement in producing the Montage student literary magazine

Participation in campus readings and literary events

Opportunities to publish work in Montage

Directed studies and consultation on publishing standards


Employment


Creative writing stresses skills in language, communication, and invention. Employers look for these abilities in a wide range of jobs, ranging from corporate positions requiring strong writing skills, to work in publishing, media, or education. Creative writing students with majors in technical and communications fields develop unique abilities to help develop satisfying careers. There’s always the chance that you’ll hit it big writing a top-selling novel, of course, but in the meantime, the minor demonstrates your special gift for capturing and holding attention with words. Employers value this skill in many fields.


Meet the Faculty


Photo of Jenny MuellerJenny Mueller, Ph.D.

Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 215
(618) 537-6459