The KPU Creative Writing Department welcomes students into a rigorous and inspiring engagement with the craft of creative writing. Offering small class sizes and dedicated mentorship with award winning instructors, Creative Writing at KPU nurtures creativity while honing the critical faculties necessary to succeed in the field of writing. Courses are offered in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and new media as well as specific genres such as young adult literature, spoken word, and speculative fiction. The department provides a creative community for students developing their writing voice, and through engagement and volunteer opportunities with industry partners, encourages an active literary life both on campus and off.
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Students from many walks of life are drawn to study Creative Writing. In a Creative Writing classroom, students improve their skills at story-telling, poetry, screenwriting, and non-fiction. Those who are interested in the digital world will find courses, which explore the craft through new media. Skills learned in Creative Writing are applicable to many fields and include excellence in writing, creative self-expression, participation in a community of peers, and the development of critical thinking skills. We welcome everyone who's ever been captivated by a story, a song, or a poem and yearns to be the one holding the pen.
Creative writing is a vital and foundational skill which will allow students to further themselves in a variety of careers ranging from those traditionally associated with writing such as literary creation, publishing, editing, and communications to new media, marketing, publicity, advocacy and education. Creative writing also allows students who develop interests in other fields, or who go on to study in other disciplines, to apply their writing skills to any area they choose - whether in the humanities, arts, trades, social sciences, or sciences.