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Creative Writing

Do you have a story the world needs to hear?

Our majors in the creative writing program work closely with faculty who are also working writers to hone their craft, expand their imaginations and create works that witness the concerns of our time.


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A High-Quality Education

  • All First-Year Students are Enrolled in the Core Program
  • Expansive Alumni Network
  • Small Classes and Personal Attention
  • Designed to deepen the learning experience, Core students live together while participating in an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum.

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    UD's large, national alumni network allows students to engage with and learn from professionals across the country who are working in various fields.

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    Students engage in small writing seminars with working faculty authors in poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    The Roger Brown Residency in Social Justice, Writing and Sport

    An opportunity for a distinguished writer to engage the University and wider Dayton communities in conversation about the intersections of athletics, literature and justice.


    A creative festival of literary arts that brings the UD and Dayton communities together in a celebration of diverse and accessible poetry.

    Orpheus: The University of Dayton Literary Magazine

    An expression of visual media and literature, Orpheus is published twice a year entirely by students.

    Dean's Summer Fellowship

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.


    Department of English

    Humanities, Room 200A
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520


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