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Here Now and There Later

A major in Creative Writing or Literary Studies at Beloit will prepare you for all kinds of directions after graduation. Learn to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate productively, and you will always be better for it in your chosen path.

An English curriculum for you

We offer an innovative, flexible and integrated curriculum that combines literary study and creative writing with strong ties to our media studies and journalism programs. You can take English courses in topics like Victorian Garbage, Graphic Novel and Comics, Medieval Love, Horror in Film and Fiction, Video Essay, and Music Journalism.

Many opportunities

When you study Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Beloit, something is always happening. Creative writing contests. Visiting writers. Student readings. Zine-making workshops. Literary balls in your favorite character costume. Going to a national conference to represent the Beloit Fiction Journal, which you helped edit.

Be active

Hands-on campus opportunities like editing the student newspaper and putting together a museum exhibit will help you prepare for you. So do experiences like an internship at a national newspaper like USA Today or a literary press like Milkweed Press. Then comes the Fulbright in Korea, the MFA in Iowa, or even making The New York Times bestseller list with your fantasy book series.

These are our stories. Come to Beloit and start a new one all your own.

Alumni Authors: Madeline Roux’08, NY Times Bestselling Novelist
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Alumni Authors: Madeline Roux’08, NY Times Bestselling Novelist

Madeline Roux’08 is the New York Times bestselling author of the ASYLUM series. She received her bachelor’s degree at Beloit in 2008, majoring in Creative Writing and Acting. Her first novel, Allison Hewitt is Trapped, was named a Teen Indie Next List Pick. She is also the author of the House of Furies series and has made contributions to Star Wars, World of Warcraft, and New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
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Mackey Keynote Fiction Reading with Bonnie Jo Campbell

Novelist Bonnie Jo Campbell, Beloit’s 2022 Mackey Chair in Creative Writing, reads new fiction.

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Ha Truong’21 with the Chicago Skyline as Backdrop

Passionate about Literature, Enthralled by Computer Science

Passionate about English literature and enthralled by computer science, Ha Truong’21 will join Meta as a software engineer after her graduation in December.

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