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Creative Writing Program
Rhode Island College offers a B.A. and an M.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, students can study and write poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction in workshops and literature classes that focus on the components of craft, questions of genre, and intricacies of art. Following coursework in Creative Writing, literature, and literary theory, graduate students complete a Master's Thesis in Creative Writing under the guidance of one of four full-time faculty members, all of whom are published authors. Undergraduate students may elect to complete an Honors Thesis in Creative Writing under the guidance of the same faculty. In addition, undergraduates have the opportunity to gain experience with publishing as staff members on Shoreline, Rhode Island College's literary magazine.
All students, faculty, and the Rhode Island Community are invited to celebrate new writing via student readings, faculty readings, and our Visiting Writers Reading Series, which has included nationally known writers such as Charles Simic, Robert Pinsky, Marge Piercy, Richard Price, Maxine Kumin, James Tate, and Sharon Olds.