Writer’s Workshop: Creative Writing

The Writer’s Workshop mission is to deliver an apprenticeship program guided by professional writers, wherein students work to find their voices in a variety of literary genres, principally poetry, fiction and nonfiction. We prepare our students to read closely, share their ideas, think critically and sharpen their capacity for empathy to open themselves to diverse cultural points of view. 


Degrees Offered

The Writer’s Workshop offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Creative Writing, with concentrations in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction or a combination of both Poetry and Fiction.


Minors Offered         



Creative Nonfiction


Other Information

Thesis Option:

Students whose work is above average and who are considering doing graduate work in creative writing may apply after their Intermediate Studio to pursue the BFA with Senior Thesis. The result is a book-length manuscript of original work in the student’s area of concentration, prepared during the last year of study (e.g. a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a novel or a collection of essays). To earn this special designation on their official transcripts, candidates for the degree must take two semesters of WRWS 4990 Senior Thesis.


For more information on Creative Writing:

Contact the Department of Writer’s Workshop at (402) 554-2406




Student Groups

The Crop, Literary club

13th Floor Magazine, Online literary publication