Creative Writing

Distinguished Writers Series

George Saunders

George Saunders

George Saunders, one of Time Magazine's 2013 most influential people in the world, is just one of the many nationally recognized, award-winning writers who visit Widener University each semester as part of our Distinguished Writers Series.

As a creative writing major at Widener, you will not only develop vital skills that are useful regardless of your chosen profession, you will also become a part of a close-knit, collegial community that values the transformative power of the written word.

Why study creative writing at Widener University?

  • Through the composition of original poetry, prose, and drama, students learn to flex their imaginations, sharpen written and oral communication skills, and improve critical thinking.
  • Through classroom discussions, workshops, and individual conferences with professors, students come to appreciate that creative writing depends less on inspiration than on disciplined hard work.
  • Students study the best of classic and contemporary poetry and prose, so that they may have a variety of models that will help in the development of their own individual voices.
  • Students work with a highly dedicated faculty who provide individual attention in small writing classes, all of which are capped at 15 students.
  • Students have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized writers who visit campus as part of the program's Distinguished Writers Series.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in on-campus open mics and other writing-related social events throughout the year.
  • Students can gain valuable real-world experience editing Widener Ink, Widener's literary magazine, and The Blue Route, Widener's nationally recognized online journal of undergraduate writing.

Whether you desire a career as an educator, editor, journalist, lawyer, or public relations specialist (to name only a handful of possibilities), Widener University's undergraduate creative writing major has much to offer. Take the time to visit our campus, meet our professors and students, and see what our program can do for you.