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Choose from two majors: Creative Writing & Literary Studies. Create everything from poetry to podcasts by working together in a lively and supportive community.

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Here Now and There Later

A degree 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 degree 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.

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Poetry, Politics, and Presidential Graves

Still early in her career, poet Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12 publishes a poem in The New Yorker.
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The Americares Emergency Response team assesses a map of Ukraine and discusses potential points of distribution for medicines and medical supplies in Rzeszów, Poland, in March. Adam Keehn’80, director of complex humanitarian emergencies for Americares, is on the far right.

Addressing a health crisis in a war zone

Adam Keehn’80 and his team at Americares are bringing much-needed medicines and medical supplies to people in Ukraine.

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Julia Heney’10

Living the writer’s life

Julia Heney’10 knew she wanted to write when she came to Beloit. She found the encouragement and opportunities she needed to realize her dream.

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