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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.

Poetry, Politics, and Presidential Graves
ALUMNI IN ACTION

Poetry, Politics, and Presidential Graves

Sasha Debevec-McKenney’12, an alumna, recently published a poem in The New Yorker. She is currently teaching poetry and creative writing at Beloit.
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Feb2nd

Creativity Workshop with Mackey Chair Lynda Barry

Cartoonist, author and creative genius Lynda Barry leads a creativity workshop for faculty and staff.

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Aardvark Authors board members Sydney, Gray, India, Jonah, and Sam.

New creative writing club creates community

Two years of Covid prevented creative writers on campus from coming together as a group outside the classroom. India David’25 wanted to fix that, so she gathered her friends and made a (well-attended) new club.

“There’s just so many people on this campus who love to interact and write stories,” says India. “Since Covid, people have learned to live by themselves and in their own world. We had to get that going again.”

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