The Creative Writing minor is designed to develop writing skills from the beginner to the advanced levels, providing for both casual writers from across the disciplines and more serious writers considering an MFA or a writing career.

The Creative Writing program’s professional poets and writers offer courses on these topics and more:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Literary journal production

Featured Creative Writing Courses

Topics in Creative Non-fiction

This course serves as an introduction to the various practices of the emerging field of creative non-fiction, including memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, travel writing and hybrid forms that blur the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction. This course may be taken twice as long as topics differ.

‘Zines, Chapbooks and DIY Publishing

Whether you are interested in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction or cross genre writing, this course will help you explore ways to get your work into the world. Students will focus on small press publishers, artist made books, ‘zines and literary journals. Creative writing experiments will result in your own independent publishing project which will be a chapbook, ‘zine or handmade book.

Introduction to Playwriting

Participants will be putting pen to paper with weekly writing assignments covering the basic concepts of playwriting: characterization, dialogue and plot development. This will be an active participation class with students sharing and talking about their own and each other’s work in class as they develop their scenes and one act dramas.

English Department Advantages

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Internship Opportunities

Stonehill offers direct work training in internships at a wide variety of workplaces that value an English major’s many skills – from newspapers and magazines to television stations and theater companies to law firms and marketing agencies.

English Society

The English Society is a student-led club that gives students the opportunity to engage with and enjoy literature and culture outside of the classroom. The English Society also organizes the annual Undergraduate Literature Conference in conjunction with Bridgewater State University and UMass Boston.

Honor Society: Lambda Epsilon Sigma

Stonehill’s campus-wide honor society, Lambda Epsilon Sigma, recognizes students from all areas of study. Students who have demonstrated a well-rounded thirst for knowledge are invited to apply.

Outside Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Earn Two Degrees in 5 Years

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Stonehill College in five years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in education, data analytics or marketing during their senior year.

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Amra I. Brooks

Amra I. Brooks

Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing Program Director
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