Texas Tech University

Texas, United States

Residential program

Our creative writing students may take workshops in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as a wide range of literature courses. Balancing creative and scholarly interests, graduate students accepted into the program will participate in small and intensive workshops and literature seminars, and they will write creative portfolios or dissertations. While the program does not require it, students are encouraged to develop their writing skills in several genres. We offer four $11K fellowships to incoming MA students in addition to their teaching stipends. We are currently expanding our program with more faculty, more students and better funding, resources, and opportunities.

Contact Information

PO Box 43091
English Dept.
Lubbock
Texas, United States
79409-3091
Phone: 312-209-8522
Email: curtis.bauer@ttu.edu
http://english.ttu.edu/cw/CW_Grad_default.asp



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing
PO Box 43091
English Dept.
Lubbock
Texas, United States
79409-3091
Email: curtis.bauer@ttu.edu
URL: http://english.ttu.edu/cw/CW_Grad_default.asp

\nOur creative writing emphasis requires two workshops at the junior level (ENGL 3351) in two different genres. We offer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We then require at least one enrollment in the senior level workshop (ENGL 4351), which is also offered as a single-genre workshop in either poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Enrollment in ENGL 4351 is by permission of instructor; students may repeat ENGL 4351 as an elective, either in the same genre or different genres.

Students may take the creative writing sequence as an emphasis in the English B.A. degree at Texas Tech (so indicated on the transcipt); the sequence is also open to students in other majors. Our main interest is in your writing. Related opportunities--assisting with our two national literary journals, two reading series that bring in established and emerging writers--are also available.

Largest Class Size: 17
Smallest Class Size: 10
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

Undergraduate Program Director

Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing
PO Box 43091
English Dept.
Lubbock
Texas, United States
79409-3091
Email: curtis.bauer@ttu.edu
URL: http://english.ttu.edu/cw/CW_Grad_default.asp

Our creative writing emphasis requires two workshops at the junior level (ENGL 3351) in two different genres. We offer workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We then require at least one enrollment in the senior level workshop (ENGL 4351), which is also offered as a single-genre workshop in either poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Enrollment in ENGL 4351 is by permission of instructor; students may repeat ENGL 4351 as an elective, either in the same genre or different genres.

Students may take the creative writing sequence as an emphasis in the English B.A. degree at Texas Tech (so indicated on the transcipt); the sequence is also open to students in other majors. Our main interest is in your writing. Related opportunities--assisting with our two national literary journals, two reading series that bring in established and emerging writers--are also available.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing
PO Box 43091
English Dept.
Lubbock
Texas, United States
79409-3091
Email: curtis.bauer@ttu.edu
URL: http://english.ttu.edu/cw/CW_Grad_default.asp

Our creative writing students may take workshops in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as a wide range of literature courses. Balancing creative and scholarly interests, graduate students accepted into the program will participate in small and intensive workshops and literature seminars, and they will write creative portfolios or dissertations. While the program does not require it, students are encouraged to develop their writing skills in several genres. We offer four $11K fellowships to incoming MA students in addition to their teaching stipends. We are currently expanding our program with more faculty, more students and better funding, resources, and opportunities.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 8
Smallest Class Size: 8
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 36
Other Requirements: Students are encouraged to finish a portfolio rather than a thesis. Portfolio students complete 12 hours (4 creative writing workshops) rather than 6 hours and the thesis.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter

Graduate Program Director

Curtis Bauer
Director of Creative Writing
PO Box 43091
English Dept.
Lubbock
Texas, United States
79409-3091
Email: curtis.bauer@ttu.edu
URL: http://english.ttu.edu/cw/CW_Grad_default.asp

Our creative writing students may take workshops in nonfiction, fiction, and poetry as well as a wide range of literature courses. Balancing creative and scholarly interests, graduate students accepted into the program will participate in small and intensive workshops and literature seminars, and they will write creative portfolios or dissertations. While the program does not require it, students are encouraged to develop their writing skills in several genres. We offer four $11K fellowships to incoming MA students in addition to their teaching stipends. We are currently expanding our program with more faculty, more students and better funding, resources, and opportunities.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 8
Smallest Class Size: 8
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 36
Other Requirements: Students are encouraged to finish a portfolio rather than a thesis. Portfolio students complete 12 hours (4 creative writing workshops) rather than 6 hours and the thesis.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter




FACULTY

Jacqueline Kolosov

The Red Queen's Daughter, Vago, Modigliani's Muse, and other books.

http://www.english.ttu.edu/general_info/directory/faculty_profile_pages/kolosov_wenthe.asp


Jill Patterson

editor of Iron Horse Literary Review and numerous publications in journals

http://www.english.ttu.edu/general_info/directory/faculty_profile_pages/patterson_detailed.asp


John Poch

Nation/Discovery Prize. Books: Dolls, Poems, Hockey Haiku, Two Men Fighting with a Knife. Hhe is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine

http://www.english.ttu.edu/general_info/directory/faculty_profile_pages/poch_detailed.asp


William Wenthe

Birds of Hoboken and Not Till We Are Lost, and has written a libretto for an opera, Bellini's War, performed in 2001. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, among other awards.

http://www.english.ttu.edu/general_info/directory/faculty_profile_pages/wenthe_detailed.asp


Curtis Bauer

Curtis Bauer specializes in creative writing (poetry) and Spanish translation. His areas of interest are American and world poetry, poetry and fiction in translation and chapbook publishing. His collection of poems, Fence Line, won the 2003 John Ciardi Poetry Prize and The Real Cause for Your Absence was published by C&R Press in 2013. He is also a translator of poetry and prose from the Spanish: his recent publications include the full-length poetry collections Eros Is More, by Juan Antonio González Iglesias (Alice James Books, 2014), From Behind What Landscape, by Luis Muñoz (Vaso Roto Ediciones, 2015), and Image of Absence, by Jeannette L. Clariond (The Word Works, 2018). He is the publisher and editor of Q Avenue Press Chapbooks & Broadsides and the Translations Editor for Waxwing Literary Journal.

curtisbauer.net


Katie Cortese

Katie Cortese is the author of Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories (ELJ Editions, 2015) and the forthcoming collection, Make Way for Her and Other Stories (University Press of Kentucky, 2018). Her work has earned prizes from Narrative Magazine, River Styx, Silk Road, and elsewhere. She has been granted a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to attend the Sewanee Writer's Conference, a Kingsbury Fellowship, and a residency at the Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy. Her prose has recently appeared in journals such as Indiana Review, Burnside Review, Gulf Coast, Third Coast, Blackbird, Word Riot, and PANK. The faculty advisor for TTU's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and Fiction Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review, she recently helped organize Write Our Democracy, an event that included students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

www.katiecortese.com


D. Gilson

D. Gilson's forthcoming book is Jesus Freak (with Will Stockton), part of Bloomsbury's 33 1/3 series. He is the author of I Will Say This Exactly One Time: Essays (Sibling Rivalry, 2015); Crush, with Will Stockton (Punctum Books, 2014); Brit Lit (Sibling Rivalry, 2013); and Catch & Release (2012), winner of the Robin Becker Prize. His essays and poetry have appeared in Threepenny Review, POETRY, The Indiana Review, The Rumpus, and twice as a notable essay in Best American Essays. D. edits the journal Lunch.

dgilson.com





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