Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Minnesota, United StatesResidential program
Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers an AFA in Creative Writing. The program features well-published faculty teaching course offerings in screenwriting/playwriting, fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, young adult/children's writing, and publishing. Our two campuses each feature a literary magazine and creative writing club. The Two Rivers Reading Series, a visiting author and common book program, brings celebrated authors to campus; previous guests have included Robert Bly, Louise Erdrich, Swati Avasthi, Nurradin Farah, Diane Glancy, David Haynes, James Moore, and many others. Multiple articulation agreements with Minnesota and Wisconsin private and public colleges makes transferring easy. All classes offered seated and online, so the degree can be completed online or on one of our two campuses. Highlights of the program include a one-on-one manuscript independent study capstone in the genre of the student's choice and a practicum Writer's Life course: students leave the program with a polished writing sample for grant, scholarship, and job applications and a wealth of practical knowledge about publishing and making a living as a writer. All this on two friendly campuses built on the scenic banks of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers.
11200 Mississippi Blvd. N.W.
Dept. of English
Minnesota, United States
Undergraduate Program DirectorKathryn Kysar
Co-chair, Creative Writing
Department of English
Arts & Letters
Minnesota, United States
Our Associate of Fine Arts offers a twenty-credit creative writing core that allows students to take classes in creative nonfiction, poetry, writing for children and young adults, playwriting/screenwriting, and fiction. In addition, students complete a final manuscript in an independent study with an expert in their genre and a publications/practicum class entitled "The Writer's Life" that prepares students for careers in writing and publishing and related fields. We have articulation agreements with Hamline University, Metropolitan State University, University of Wisconsin-Superior, and Augsburg College.Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 25
Smallest Class Size: 25
Genres: Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Writing for Children, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Application Requirements: Other
The Two Rivers Reading Series in is its twentieth year on the Coon Rapids campus. This common book/visiting author program has featured Louise Erdrich, Nurradin Farah, Robert Bly, David Haynes, and many others. The Minnesota Authors series features an esteemed local author once a year on the Cambridge Campus. All visits are recorded and archived.
Two Rivers Reading Series (https://tworiversarcc.wordpress.com)