Creative writing is an important component of all of our degree programs, and we also welcome interested students from any major to explore our courses in creative writing.
Undergraduates can select from two workshop offerings at ENG 205 Creative Writing and at least two at ENG 305 Advanced Creative Writing workshops in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and screenwriting.
Courses are capped at 15 participants, allowing for a thorough creative critique of your work.
Courses are offered in Kingston and in Providence throughout the year.
As a URI creative writing student, you’ll work with professors who will encourage you to challenge yourself and offer you the benefit of their experience as authors and recipients of some of the country’s most prestigious writing awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Osterwell Award, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, and the Stegner Fellowship, among others.
Meet Our Faculty As a creative writing student, you will be able to develop your work and participate in a larger community of writers.
Narrative Structures in Creative Nonfiction• Making More of a Meal: The Uses of Food in Narrative Writing• Picturing Voice: What Creative Writers Can Learn from Narrative Voice in Graphic Memoirs I am a Lecturer in the Department of English at Smith, where I have taught one creative nonfiction course each spring semester since 2012.
My writing seminars include:• Writing About Sports• Writing About Place and Travel• Creative Nonfiction in Words and Pictures In 2016 I was the Lucille Geier Lakes Writer in Residence at Smith, and taught a writing workshop on words and images called Picturing the Text.
At URI, we value the interdependence of creative writing and critical reading, and we offer students interested in creative writing a diverse, cross-disciplinary, in-depth study of the writing craft.
Here you will study with prize-winning authors and poets, and be encouraged to publish your work and participate in a variety of URI creative writing initiatives.