A Lebanon Valley College student flips through a Green Blotter issue at its release party

About The Program

Tell your story with an LVC creative writing degree. At The Valley, you’ll join a vibrant community of artists and thinkers in creative writing classes that will help you hone the skills and techniques employed across a variety of genres and applications—from fiction to poetry and beyond. You’ll also be part of one of the fastest growing majors in the United States according to the Associated Press.*

Our goal is to teach students to write, speak, and think more effectively. Students can write and/or edit for Green Blotter, our campus literary magazine that publishes creative works from undergraduates around the world, and La Vie Collegienne, the student newspaper. They may also serve as assistant directors of LVC’s visiting writers’ series, “Writing: A Life,” and/or write for the College’s alumni magazine, The Valley, and LVC website—and that’s just on campus!  

 

A Customizable Program

At The Valley, creative writing majors, who are part of our innovative English Department, can create their own academic paths. With courses that focus on fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, script writing, theater, journalism, digital media, and much more, students can find their passions while gaining a wide array of skills in their chosen field. 

Studying abroad and/or combining a creative writing major with a secondary field of study or a minor is easy at The Valley. Travel, interdisciplinary learning, interning at a local arts or editorial agency, presenting your work at conferences, and a whole host of exciting opportunities create new environments from which to develop your writing. 

 *http://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory/demand-booming-college-campuses-creative-writing-46641767
Lebanon Valley College during fall 2017

Creative Writing Scholarship

The English Department at Lebanon Valley College invites prospective students majoring in Creative Writing to submit a portfolio for review for a Creative Writing Fellows Scholarship. Two scholarships will be awarded and based solely on the quality of the work.

“I have incredible respect for the entire LVC English Department. The literature and ideas that I was exposed to and wrote about have made me a more empathetic and action-oriented person. My goal for my Fulbright grant is to use literature as a tool to expose my students to various backgrounds and experiences.”

English, Fulbright Finalist, Bulgaria, 2017–2018

Megan Lough ’17