Have some incredible stories in your head? Studying creative writing will teach you to control language, develop characters, and organize plotlines with both vision and precision. Workshop your ideas with other writers, and see the products of your imagination come to life.

Why study Creative Writing at Sewanee?

Whatever style of writing you like, the literary offerings here at Sewanee will foster your craft and teach you to communicate with grace and clarity—all while finding relevance between the pages.

Building upon the great literary tradition of Sewanee, the University offers a certificate program in creative writing. Coupled with any major, you’re expected to declare your intention to work toward the certificate before your junior year. Sewanee offers instruction in fiction, playwriting, and poetry. Using existing creative works to help you understand styles and elements, workshops will focus on critiquing your original work with a group of your peers.

A Sampling of Courses


Kevin M. Wilson
Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Certificate in Creative Writing


Gailor Hall 24, Ext. 1236