Have some incredible stories, poems, or plays in your head? Studying creative writing will teach you to control language, utilize poetic forms, write convincing dialogue, develop characters, and organize plotlines with both vision and precision. Workshop your ideas with other writers, and see the products of your imagination come to life.

Why study Creative Writing at Sewanee?

Whatever style of writing you like, the literary offerings here at Sewanee will foster your craft and teach you to communicate with grace and clarity—all while finding relevance between the pages.

Building upon the great literary tradition of Sewanee, the University now offers a major in creative writing with three different tracks (Fiction, Playwriting, or Poetry). In addition to the major, there is a certificate program in creative writing. Using existing creative works to help you understand styles and elements, workshops focus on critiquing your original work with a group of your peers.

A Sampling of Courses

Creative Writing

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major in Creative Writing

Requirements for the Certificate in Creative Writing 

Requirements for the Major in English | Website

Requirements for the Minor in Shakespeare Studies | Website

Meet Some professors


Kevin Wilson
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing

Gailor Hall 24, Ext. 1236