Learning to write well is an important feature of a Davidson education and is of special emphasis in the English Department, where all courses involve instruction in writing. We are pleased to offer a wide array of writing courses, taught by both permanent staff and the visiting McGee Professor of Creative Writing.
The department offers creative writing courses in four genres at the introductory and advanced levels.
We also offer junior/senior seminars in poetry writing and long-form prose (including novel writing) regularly.
Courses in creative writing at Davidson are workshop-based; they rely upon peer critiques as a fundamental aspect of instruction. We limit class sizes to 16 students at the introductory and intermediate levels, and 12 students at the advanced level and in junior/senior seminars. You must get permission to enroll in advanced creative writing courses prior to registration, and as part of application procedure you may be asked to submit a writing sample.
For more information, contact Professor Alan Michael Parker, director of creative writing.