Creative Writing

Coe’s creative writing Program, based in the English department, offers courses in fiction, poetry and playwriting. Creative writing at Coe focuses on the workshop method, which emphasizes writing and peer-reviewing student-authored texts.

Program Highlights:

  • Creative writing majors have many opportunities to become involved in writing and publishing. Students can work on the newspaper (The Cosmos) and several literary magazines: The Coe Review, a journal of poetry and fiction; Colere, a journal devoted to writing about cultural exploration; and The Pearl, a journal of student- written non-fiction.
  • Every member of the creative writing faculty is a published, professional writer and most have continued active writing for publication throughout their careers: publishing novels, poetry, short stories, plays, essays, reviews, journalism and several other genres.
  • Students are encouraged to study off-campus.  Creative writing majors frequently take advantage of Coe’s ACM: London and Florence Program and intern with publishing houses, editors and literary agents on Coe’s New York Term.

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