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Creative Writing Minor

The Creative Writing Minor at Grace College offers an opportunity to open up your imagination to the world of words. Not everyone feels they can write a poem, essay, story, or novel, but we are all called to be creative. Every one of us needs stories and songs to enjoy and to experience life deeply. As Christians, we have a special connection to words because we worship a Creator who spoke the world into existence. Made in God’s image, we have the power to create worlds on the page that come alive via the imagination.

Works of literature do not come about by magic or luck but by studied practice of the craft. By practicing in a variety of genres, every aspect of your writing will improve; and that is a powerful quality to have in your portfolio—especially in an era of texting and shortcuts that can stifle clear and effective communication. Our minor directly prepares you for jobs in editing, publishing, copywriting, and teaching, but it also allows you to write more effectively and imaginatively in any vocation, whether that may be engineering, ministry, medicine, or business. 

Here at Grace College we engage your writing not just in revision, but in workshops, work beyond the classroom, and camaraderie. We publish a literary magazine, The Inkspot, and we have esteemed and caring English faculty who want you to write the works that only you can write, work that we believe can be publishable and published. Through our lecture and reading series, you will meet a variety of the best visiting writers and scholars from around the country who will give you a fresh vision of what is happening in literature here and now. We also offer excursions to nearby cities for readings, professional development and publishing instruction, and letterpress printing of your work. Join us for a minor that is both foundational and dynamic.

Creative Writing is a Good Fit for Those Who Are:

  • Vivid Imagination
  • Effficient
  • Self-Discipline
  • Organized
  • Curious
  • Optimistic
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