When we write, we imagine new possibilities and bring them into existence.
Creative writing at Marlboro offers students a chance to grow as writers through intensive small-group workshops. Creative writing classes and tutorials foster a space of play and risk-taking in which students explore new styles and genres while writing about what matters most deeply to them. Courses like ‘Poetry is Not a Luxury’: Reading and Writing Poems that Matter and Creative Writing Explorations integrate reading and writing, inviting students to discover and learn from models that inspire them. Students of creative writing also learn how to respond to the work of others with rigor and empathy, how to ask questions and offer feedback that supports another writer’s vision.
The Keeping House: Poems, short fiction, and an essay on the travel poems of Elizabeth Bishop
Lacking: A reckoning with absence through the lenses of Beloved, Housekeeping, and Infinite Jest
Glycolalia: An exploration of the nature and function of style and the fictive reality in storytelling
“A group of trees is called a forest”: An accidental education in the West, the wild, and a changing world
“The dark voicelessness in which the words are the deeds”: Considering death and grief through reading and writing
It’s the job that’s never started as takes the longest to finish: Plants that invade and landscapes portrayed
The things I never said
That they can talk: Themes of communication in wordless novels and post-apocalyptic literature