Creative Writing

The goal of the creative writing program is to show that imagination is a necessary and vital tool to take into the real world.

We offer introductory and advanced workshops in the standard creative genres—poetry, fiction and non-fiction—each exposing you to a variety of writing styles and forms. We also offer courses across disciplines—such as writing, rhetoric and communication; theater; and literary translation.

Several May term courses and special topics courses are also designed around creative writing. Would you like to write in Ireland? Make a pilgrimage to a noted writer’s home? Would you like to work with student writers at other colleges in the region? These are the kinds of incredible opportunities we offer.


Maurice Manning, Professor of English; Transylvania Writer in Residence

Phone: (859) 233-8606

Carpenter Academic Center
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway Lexington, KY

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