Creative writing at SMU allows you to practice the arts of writing poetry and
fiction under the guidance of widely published writers
. In the workshop atmosphere of their classes, you will learn to craft your writing in ways that will pay off whether you intend to write novels or run a country. Those who earn the English major with a creative writing emphasis will add broad knowledge of literature and the skills of analytic writing and research to their own writing. Although our central purpose is to produce confident, articulate, and imaginative writers who will take their places in the world, our graduates include many publishing writers whose work has appeared in a wide range of literary and professional venues.