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We study and create everything from poetry to podcasting by working together in a lively and supportive community of literary scholars and creative writers.

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Here Now and There Later

Literary study and creative writing prepare you for all kinds of directions after you leave Beloit. Learn to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate productively, and you will always be better for it in your chosen path.

Hands-on campus opportunities like editing the student newspaper and putting together a museum exhibit will help you get there. 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.

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.

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 courses in topics like Victorian Garbage, Graphic Novel and Comics, Medieval Love, Horror in Film and Fiction, Video Essay, and Music Journalism.

From Mentee to Mentor at Beloit and Beyond
COLLEGE TO CAREER

From Mentee to Mentor at Beloit and Beyond

Zoila M. Ganuza Hoaglund, ’05, Ph.D., NCSP, was inspired by summer research and the support of one special professor at Beloit to pursue her dreams. Today, she inspires other students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue scholarship and advanced careers.
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Hardika Kashyap’22, wearing her winning t-shirt design for English students

Hardika Kashyap’22 designs inspiring literary ‘swag’

When the English Department announced its t-shirt contest during the COVID pandemic, Hardika Kashyap’22 decided to give it a try.

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Grace Holdinghaus’14

Grace Holdinghaus’14, Game Developer, Fantasy Flight Games

Beloit alum creates other worlds as a game designer.

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