The creative writing major provides talented writing students an opportunity to enhance their powers of expression through the close reading of literature, the free exchange of ideas, and the production of original works of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Our creative writing students have placed their work in regional and national publications and contests. They have been admitted to prestigious graduate programs such as Hollins, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins, Wichita State University, and others. They go on to law school, they edit magazines, and they work in publishing companies. Some teach in elementary, secondary, or post-secondary schools. Others work for non-profit organizations. All of our graduates have learned to use the written word as a tool to expand their ways of knowing and understanding our world.