Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus, Philip Roth '54, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing was initiated in fall of 1993 to offer up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book of fiction or creative nonfiction.
Sandra & Gary Sojka Poet-in-Residence
Since its initiation in 1981, our Poet-in-Residence program has brought a writer of national or international renown for an extended stay at Bucknell University each spring semester. The program honors the achievement of a distinguished poet while providing undergraduate writers the opportunity to work with that poet.
Student Literary Prizes
Each year the Cadigan Prize for Younger Writers and the Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Prize award Bucknell undergraduates for extraordinary poetry and prose.
Based on our long-standing Poet-in-Residence program, the Writer-in-Residence program brings an eminent writer of fiction or literary nonfiction to campus for an extended visit each fall semester.
West Branch Internship
West Branch, Bucknell's professional, nationally distributed literary journal, offers a competitive, semester-length internship for qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in contemporary literature and the world of literary publishing.