Develop Your Writing Skills Under the Guidance of Accomplished Professors
The creative writing concentration within the English major at George Fox attracts visionary students who understand that effective writing influences hearts and minds, and ultimately helps improve the world around them. As a student in the creative writing program, you’ll develop your writing skills with the guidance of accomplished professors – Christian authors who are published in the genres they teach.
English professors’ works have been published by Bloomsbury Publishing, Barclay Press and Friends United Press and published in such publications as Christian Century, The Oregonian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Poet Lore and The Potomac Review, among many others. Instructors will inspire you to find your voice as you hone your ability to write in a variety of genres and settings. As you learn, you’ll be encouraged to publish while still a student.
Accomplished Christian writers from Oregon and elsewhere join our classes to share about their work and insights. The curriculum introduces you to literary models and a breadth of writing styles, including poetry, drama, fiction, literary nonfiction and memoir writing. Within a close-knit community of fellow writers and professors, you and your peers will share your writing – providing critiques of each others’ work, and practicing the art of revision.
Explore Your Faith and Express Yourself Through Writing
Your spiritual growth is also a priority. In small classes and workshops, faculty-mentors will get to know you personally. They will encourage you to explore your faith and express your personal odyssey through writing. They will help you discern how to incorporate your faith into writing for all audiences.
At the same time, you gain the opportunity to study a broad, challenging curriculum in the wider community of students pursuing their passion in a Christ-centered environment.
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