Two students sitting under a tree. Our workshops introduce you to the craft of writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Over the course of a semester, you will learn ways of shaping stories and poems through various exercises and prompts. You'll read works by contemporary authors and use those works as models for your own writing, and classroom workshops offer a lively setting for students to respond to one another’s work. At the end of the semester, you will have gained wide-ranging new skills in writing creatively, critiquing, and revising.

Our undergraduates have opportunities to publish their work and to compete for awards and scholarships. They can also work as interns for our nationally circulated journals, Birmingham Poetry Review and NELLE, and many are involved with UAB’s literary journal Aura.

Undergraduates can choose to major or minor with a concentration in Creative Writing, and qualified students can also elect to complete a departmental Honors thesis in Creative Writing.

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We invite you to explore the programs, read our publications, participate in our events, get to know our people — and see what the Creative Writing program has to offer you. If you're puzzled by something, or would like to know more, don't hesitate to ask us questions!

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