The Creative Writing Center offers courses in a wide range of genres, including fiction, poetry, playwriting, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms and translation. We host a reading series each semester, facilitate co-curricular writing activities, and support a variety of campus-wide literary events, providing opportunities for students to further their writing and connect with other writers beyond the classroom. Our goal is to bring together a diverse literary community to deepen and support the creative work of all our students.

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Creative Writing at Amherst College

Judith Frank talks about what it takes to succeed as a writer and touches on what students can expect from the creative writing program at Amherst College.