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Creative Writing

The minor in creative writing is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an emphasis in creative writing to complement a major in another area. 

Why Creative Writing?

At Trinity, students who minor in Creative Writing have the opportunity to design their own course of study from a wide variety of courses in a number of different genres, including poetry writing, fiction writing, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and magazine writing. In some cases, students also choose to do independent studies in creative writing, pursue writing-related internships for course credit, and take additional courses in areas such as contemporary literature, editing and publishing, bookbinding, and video communication.

Information iconTrinity is currently the only university in San Antonio to offer a minor in Creative Writing.

Program Requirements and Courses

The minor in Creative Writing consists of a minimum of Twenty-one (21) credit hours from the following list of courses, with a maximum of two (2) courses in literature and with a maximum of two (2) courses in Communication.

Courses topics include:

  • Poetry Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Digital Journalism
  • Fairytales
  • Bookbinding

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Faculty

Student Opportunities

The Writing Internship offers students the opportunity to work closely with local magazines and newspapers, the Trinity University Press, and San Antonio writing organizations such as Gemini Ink. Students also have the opportunity to work on the staff of Trinity’s impressive student-run literary journal, The Trinity Review, and its nationally recognized journal of creative nonfiction, 1966.

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Trinity Review cover


Visiting Writers

Each year Trinity brings distinguished writers to campus through a variety of lecture series. Recent visiting authors and poets include Zadie Smith, Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, Jennifer Egan, Sharon Olds, and Tim O’Brien. In addition, the Creative Writing faculty frequently bring both emerging and established writers to campus to meet with students, present craft talks, and give readings.

Zadie Smith speaking to audience


After Trinity

Graduates of Trinity’s Program in Creative Writing have published award-winning books, placed poems, stories and essays in nationally renowned literary journals and magazines, won prestigious fellowships for their work, and been accepted into many of the top M.F.A. programs in Creative Writing in the country, including the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Michigan, NYU, Ohio State University, and Syracuse University, among many others. Our graduates have found jobs working for major publishing houses, writing for network television shows, and teaching creative writing on the college level.

Notable Alumni

Megan Peak '11
Peak's book of poetry, Girldom, just won the 2018 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters.  Visit her website to learn more.

Analicia Sotelo '08
Sotelo was awarded the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize for her first poetry collection, Virgin. Read more →


 

Minor Description: 

The minor in Creative Writing consists of a minimum of Twenty-one (21) credit hours from the following list of courses, with a maximum of two (2) courses in literature and with a maximum of two (2) courses in Communication.