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Our Creative Writing Program

The Creative Writing Program at Grossmont College fosters the development of creative writers at all skill levels in a supportive, professional, and dynamic atmosphere. It is our mission to serve and engage students, faculty, and the community actively through a rich variety of readings and other literary events that are always free and open to the public. The Creative Writing Program seeks to cultivate a diverse literary community and to celebrate and promote literature and its role in our culture.

To find out more information about our courses and workshops, our degree options, our scholarships and outreach, and our Program's faculty, use the menu at left.  

 


Creative Writing Program Student Learning Outcomes

After completing two or more creative writing courses a student will:
  1. Create literary works, employing the elements appropriate to one or more chosen genres, in an authorial voice that demonstrates authenticity, aesthetic ability, and literary sensibility.

  2. Practice–at a high level of efficiency–the habits of a writer, including frequent writing, revising, and reflecting.

  3. Read and infer like a writer, that is, recognize and analyze the dynamic relationship between content and form in the literary works of classic, contemporary, and new literary voices.

  4. Use skills as a critic to contribute to and benefit from a writers’ workshop.

  5. Value and support the local and greater writing community through attendance and/or participation in various literary arts activities and performances.

 

Why Take a Creative Writing Class at Grossmont College?

There are as many good reasons to enroll in a Creative Writing class as there are stories and voices to share, but participating in the structured and nurturing environment of our classes helps you

  • discover and cultivate your voice in a supportive atmosphere;
  • study the craft of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or drama writing with diverse, experienced and qualified instructors;
  • share your writing with a variety of writers in dynamic writers’ workshops where you will receive excellent constructive feedback;
  • work extensively in one genre for up to four semesters;
  • learn how to screen, organize, and submit work for publication: theAcorn Review, as well as national and international literary journals;
  • refine your writing for submission to a publication or a Master of Fine Arts program;
  • apply units towards professional development;
  • become actively involved in the greater San Diego literary arts community;
  • form lasting connections and friendships with fellow writers.  

 

Recommend Us

Do you know a friend, a peer, or a co-worker who would flourish in a Creative Writing class? Do they just need a little nudge to be the next literary juggernaut of our time? Give the gift of inspiration. Be someone's muse: refer us, or request our official Creative Writing Program brochure for them.

Last Updated: 08/23/2016

Give to the Foundation Creative Writing Fund
A tax deductible contribution to The FGCC's Creative Writing Fund will help the Creative Writing Program promote literary arts through continued sponsorship of opportunities and events like the Literary Arts Festival.
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