English — Creative Writing

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Express yourself in Bucknell's creative writing program, where majors dive into workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Practice craft and technique, develop your voice and style, enter your poetry and prose in competitions, and be inspired by diverse voices in contemporary literature.

At the University's Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts, you'll find a community with a lively reading series, internship opportunities, a summer poetry seminar and a vibrant slate of writers-in-residence.

Graduate with strong communication skills for job success in an array of careers including publishing, journalism, grant writing and financial analysis. Arts Merit Scholarships are available to prospective students.

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Find your path to creative writing at Bucknell

Exterior of the Stadler Center

Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts

The Stadler Center focuses on promoting poets and poetry while also recognizing our expanded offerings in other literary genres. The center offers a wide variety of programs that promote the advancement of the literary arts on and off Bucknell's campus.

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West Branch Literary Magazine

Founded in 1977 and housed in the Stadler Center, West Branch is Bucknell's national journal of poetry, fiction, essays and reviews. Students with an interest in publishing have the opportunity to apply for a competitive, semester-length, non-paid internship, which is open to qualified sophomores, juniors and seniors in any major.

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Arts Merit Scholarships

Bucknell offers merit scholarships to applicants who have extraordinary talent in the arts. Students studying creative writing, literature, film/media studies, art & art history, music and theatre are eligible for scholarships that range from $2,500 to $20,000 per year.

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Portrait of Anushka Mehrotra ’16

I wanted to be more challenged and learn how to write well. [...] Bucknell helped me learn the actual mechanics of writing and how to bring ideas to life.

Anushka Mehrotra '16

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A Home for the Humanities

Located in the heart of campus, Hildreth-Mirza Hall is the home for the humanities at Bucknell. Housing Bucknell's Humanities Center, the Bucknell University Press and other humanities-focused initiatives, it offers students a relaxed environment to study in groups or the privacy to work alone. Students from all majors are welcome to use the hall.

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English — Creative Writing


121 Vaughan Literature Building