Bloomsburg University

Pennsylvania, United States

Residential program

The Creative Writing track was begun in Fall 2003. Students in the other English tracks may also take creative writing courses.

The English Department sponsors several writing competitions each year. These include local contests offering cash prizes. Students also have opportunities to present their work in several forums, such as department-organized readings both on- and off-campus.

The department sponsors The Big Dog Reading Series, which hosts award-winning poets, and fiction and nonfiction writers. Visitors, in addition to giving readings from their work, often give talks on various writing-related topics and visit classes providing stu-dents with direct interaction with publishing authors.

Warren, Bloomsburg University's undergraduate literary journal, provides the opportunity for students to publish their work in its annual spring edition. It also provides staff members with hands-on training in editing and publishing skills.

Contact Information

400 E. Second St.
English Department
Bloomsburg
Pennsylvania, United States
17815
Phone: 570-394-4881
Email: jwemple@bloomu.edu



DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Creative Writing track was begun in Fall 2003. Students in the other English tracks may also take creative writing courses.

The English Department sponsors several writing competitions each year. These include local contests offering cash prizes. Students also have opportunities to present their work in several forums, such as department-organized readings both on- and off-campus.

The department sponsors The Big Dog Reading Series, which hosts award-winning poets, and fiction and nonfiction writers. Other programs, such as the Provost Lecture Series, bring writers to Bloomsburg University. Visitors, in addition to giving readings from their work, often give talks on various writing-related topics and visit classes providing stu-dents with direct interaction with publishing authors.

Warren, Bloomsburg University's under-graduate literary journal, provides the opportunity for students to publish their work in its annual spring edition. It also provides staff members with hands-on training in editing and publishing skills.

Other: Students must complete an introductory course, three genre-specific courses (choices include poetry
Total Units for Degree: 120