Creative Writing

About Us

In the Creative Writing Programs at EWU, we foster creativity, diversity and individual style. In our courses, you’ll be allowed to fully explore your vision of writing and publishing.

Why Study Creative Writing at Eastern?

We are committed to excellence and student success.

Get Hands-On Experience

Participate in writing workshops and receive peer feedback and critique.

Teach Others

Our grad students can also intern as teachers for Writers in the Community (WITC), which makes creative writing accessible to the public.

Be a Part of Get Lit!

Earn credit interning as a host or event planner for Spokane's annual Get Lit! Festival.

Careers in Creative Writing

Earning a degree or minor in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University leads to many career opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors such as:

Arts Administrator

Creative Director

Editorial Assistant

Magazine Journalist

Web Content Manager


Prepare You for Your Future Goals

Creative Writing at EWU is a studio program designed to help students publish their artistic work and sees many graduates finding diversified careers in editing, publishing, grant writing, teaching, professional schools and more. Students build the necessary networking opportunities and gain the real-world experience they need for success in the post-graduation job market by incorporating real-world internship experience into the curriculum.

We also offer an amazing MFA in Creative Writing program that provides the opportunity to apply for internships through the popular Get Lit literary festival, the internationally-respected Willow Springs Magazine and Willow Springs Books, and the Writers in the Community project.

The Creative Writing Program develops students’ abilities in creative writing in the genres of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction on a foundation of study of significant literary texts in British, American, and world literature.