California State University, Chico

California, United States

Residential program

California State University, Chico offers the Bachelor of Arts in English Studies with a Creative Writing minor and the Master of Arts with an emphasis in Creative Writing.

Our graduate program is a 30-unit course of study, designed to be completed in two academic years. In creative writing, we offer instruction in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Teaching associates serve as Instructor of Record and can train to teach in three areas: composition studies, literature, and creative writing. Fellowships and other forms of financial aid are possible.


Contact Information

400 W 1st St
Department of English
Chico
California, United States
95929-0830
Phone: 530-898-5488
Email: sdemeyer@csuchico.edu
Fax: 530-898-4450
http://www.csuchico.edu/engl/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Jeanne Clark
Creative Writing Coordinator
W.1st and Salem Sts.
Department of English
Chico
California, United States
95929-0830
Email: jeclark2@csuchico.edu

The undergraduate concentration requires the student to take beginning Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction) and then to focus on one or more genres. Watershed is the literary magazine, which uses student editors. The Engllish Department offers a Creative Writing Award each fall.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 30
Smallest Class Size: 30
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Duration of Study: 4 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Total Units for Degree: 124

Undergraduate Program Director

Jeanne Clark
Creative Writing Coordinator
W.1st and Salem Sts.
Department of English
Chico
California, United States
95929-0830
Email: jeclark2@csuchico.edu

The undergraduate concentration requires the student to take beginning Creative Writing (poetry, fiction, playwriting) and then to focus on one or more genres. Watershed is the literary magazine, which uses student editors; English courses are offered in Literary Editing and Editing for Publication. The English Department offers a Creative Writing Award each fall.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Rob Davidson
Graduate Coordinator
W.1st and Salem Sts.
Department of English
Chico
California, United States
95929-0830
Email: rgdavidson@csuchico.edu
URL: http://www.robdavidsonauthor.net/

Our graduate program is a 30-unit course of study, designed to be completed in two academic years. In creative writing, we offer instruction in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Teaching associates serve as Instructor of Record and can train to teach in three areas: composition studies, literature, and creative writing. Fellowships and other forms of financial aid are possible.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 30
Smallest Class Size: 20
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits




FACULTY

Paul Eggers

Saviors, How the Water Feels, and The Departure Lounge


Jeanne E. Clark

Ohio Blue Tips, winner of Akron Poetry Prize

Gorrill's Orchard (poetry)


Rob Davidson

Field Observations: Stories; The Farther Shore: Stories; and The Master and the Dean: The Literary Criticism of Henry James and William Dean Howells

http://www.robdavidsonauthor.net/


Sarah Pape


Heather Altfeld





COMMUNITY

Watershed Review

Jane Hirshfield

Sir Salman Rushdie

Robert Hass

Fred Arroyo

Camille T. Dungy

Nick Flynn

James Richardson

Brenda Hillman

D.A. Powell

Martha Collins

Forrest Gander

Peggy Shumaker