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Creative Writing

Distinguished as one of the few interdisciplinary creative writing programs in the country, we provide a rich space for examining aesthetic risk and social application. The curriculum emphasizes both creative process and critical reading practices, preparing writers to participate in contemporary writing culture and for a range of language and media-centered careers. For news and notes from EMU's Creative Writing program, visit our blog.

Course Descriptions

Learn more about undergraduate and graduate courses offered in Creative Writing.


Checklists, Handbooks, and Forms

Download checklists, handbooks, and forms for undergraduate or graduate students.

BathHouse Literary Journal

The EMU Creative Writing Program publishes the online literary journal BathHouse, which is edited by students in the MA program and published twice per year.

BathHouse Reading Series

The Creative Writing Program's BathHouse Events features writers and artists performing and discussing their works.

BathHouse Events showcases multi-media approaches to writing, improvised and interactive performances, discussions on the role of art in contemporary life, exhibits, collaborations, and innovative writing by groundbreaking established writers and exciting new artists. Recent guests have come from all over the United States as well as Kenya, Russia, Canada, and England. With four to six events per year and over 200 attendees per event, BathHouse Events is an integral part of EMU's thriving undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Programs. Student responses range from "mind-blowing," to "surprised, happily surprised, at how much more I understood by just listening and watching," to "captivating—I forgot I was at school."


All students in the undergraduate or graduate programs should make sure they are on the appropriate program Listserv.