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Creative Writing

Hone your writing clarity, structure, and expression. Deepen your context and experience. A creative writing bachelor’s degree from Ball State offers you the chance to:

  • study with our faculty of published poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction
  • explore multiple genres, dive into screenplay writing, survey ages of literature, and choose between a varieties of special topics
  • take your writing skills outside the classroom into the wider worlds of community service and publishing with our Creative Writing in the Community and literary editing courses
  • get involved in The Writers Community blog

We promote emerging authors by publishing Ball State’s international literary magazine, The Broken Plate, and hosting free public readings and programs with nationally recognized writers through our In Print Festival and the Visiting Writers Series

For more information about our bachelor’s degree in creative writing, check out the degree requirements or contact Sean Lovelace, director of creative writing.

Faculty Job Opening: Creative Nonfiction

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8580
Fax: 765-285-3765
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