The concentration in creative writing complements Rollins' mission of liberal education by providing a sequence of courses emphasizing the writing of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. For English majors and other appreciators of literature, the concentration provides a bridge between students' study of the literary canon and their understanding of the creative process that produced it. For students in any major, the literary genre-based courses of this curriculum examine the art and craft of producing good writing and, in addition, provide close study of the work of successful contemporary authors. The creative writing concentration makes use of the workshop method, giving students extensive practice in producing and critiquing texts. Among the practicing writers teaching the courses of this minor are two writers-in-residence whose published works are nationally acclaimed.
Students seeking a minor in writing with a concentration in creative writing take three (3) core courses and three (3) electives:
•ENG 167 Introduction to Creative Writing
•ENG 367 Creative Writing Workshop OR ENG 360 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
•ENG 475 Creative Writing Colloquy (must be taken in the senior year)