Writer’s Workshop: Creative Writing

The Writer’s Workshop mission is 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, and screenwriting. We prepare our students to write professionally, 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 these genres.

Minors Offered         



Creative Nonfiction

Combined Genres

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 (e.g. a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a novel or a collection of essays), prepared during the last year of study while working one-on-one with a WRWS faculty member.. 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 Literary Magazine