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Creative Writing Program

The Creative Writing Program at IUPUI offers a wide range of courses and activities to help students hone their craft and deepen their awareness of contemporary creative writing genres. Courses in the Creative Writing Track and minor at IUPUI include the following:

In addition to our wide variety of courses, the Creative Writing Program annually sponsors a number of activities and opportunities for students and community members to engage in a vibrant literary community:

The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Series brings nationally and regionally known authors to campus every semester to read their work, as well as sponsoring an annual celebration of International Women’s Day.

A Faculty Reading Series allows students and faculty the opportunity to hear instructors and colleagues read from their recently written and published work at afternoon readings each semester.

The IUPUI Student Readings Series sponsors open-mic literary readings at local coffeehouses and bookstores.

genesis  genesis, one of IUPUI’s oldest student organizations and one of Indiana’s oldest student-run
  literary journals, publishes two issues of art, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction every year, with
  prizes given for the "Best of Issue" for each genre every semester.

 Our annual Student Writing Awards honor the best writing done in creative writing courses in the last calendar year.

The Creative Writing Program is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, which sponsors an annual national conference and writing contest for both undergraduate and graduate students.


For more information about majoring or minoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing or to get involved in one of our activities, please contact Mitchell Douglas, the Director of Creative Writing at or (317) 278-0421.


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