Creative Writing Associate in Arts Degree
For more information on this program, contact Jennifer Militello, 542-7744 ext 5400.
The Associate in Arts Degree with a concentration in Creative Writing provides students intensely interested in writing with a pathway of transfer to four-year Creative Writing institutions while offering them a writing background that allows for a variety of career opportunities in related fields. Students who participate in the program will work to create ambitious, powerful literature and read and respond to challenging texts as an exposure to literary choices and construction. They will join a community of dedicated and serious writers who grapple with the universal questions of meaning through both
shared and solitary exchanges, inquiry
Built on a sequence of cohesive courses that stress the relationship between writing and reading, the program design is based upon the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) hallmarks of effective two-year creative writing programs, including a rigorous and diverse curriculum, accomplished faculty, support for students and administrative support. Students will end their degree program with a 3-credit Capstone course culminating in the development of a polished portfolio of writing, one of the key tools in a transfer application.
In addition, students are given the chance to share their writing with the college community through Visions Unlimited, the student literary magazine, and through regular student readings. A Visiting Writer Reading Series brings recognized writers to the school to read and conduct workshops.The college also has a relationship with the Richards Free Library through the Sarah Josepha Hale Award, and with the Meeting House Reading Series in Canaan, NH.