The Writer's Path at SMU
The Writer's Path at SMU, a noncredit writing program, created by professional writers and taught by published and produced writers, offers detailed and specific classes for Dallas/Fort Worth area adults who want to write, perfect their writing and seek publication. Directed by author J. Suzanne Frank, with authors Daniel J. Hale, Carmen Goldthwaite, and other authors, the program offers instruction in long and short fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. Periodic courses include grammar, creativity, and storytelling for the stage.
Every other year the program's qualified students, each with a completed project, travel to New York to meet with agents and editors for one-on-one critiques.
In addition to scheduled classes, The Writer's Path at SMU offers manuscript evaluation and private tutorials in fiction and non-fiction. We also offer classes in Taos, specialty workshops on the Dallas campus, and more, coming soon!
Alum who have published traditionally:
Shilpi Somaya Gowda: (NY '07) international and national bestseller; accolades and awards;
Daniel J. Hale: (NY '99) award-winning author; instructor; current EVP of Mystery Writers of America
Harry Hunsicker: multi-published author; periodic instructor; past EVP of MWA
Kay Honeyman: (NY '09) YA author; current instructor
Amanda Arista: (NY '09) multi-published e-book author; current instructor
Amanda E. Alvarez: (NY '09) e-book/print author; editor; current instructor
Don Goldman: (NY '98) small press
Caroline Rose Hunt: small press
Ron Roy: small press
Kathleen M. Rodgers: award-winning author, small press
Kalena Cook: (NY '05) award-winning nonfiction author, university press
J.Suzanne Frank: (NY '95) multi-published international bestselling author; book club select; small press
Tricia Skinner: debut author, small press
(coming Fall 2013) Keith Goodnight: (NY '07) author
Call 214-SMU-WRITE or email CreativeWriting@smu.edu.