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Honors Program

English majors with a concentration in Creative Writing are invited to apply to complete a capstone project during senior year to earn Honors in English.

Applying for Honors
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Declaring a major or minor

Declare your major in Creative Writing, your minor in Creative Writing, or your minor in Journalistic Writing in just a few steps.

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Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania

Fall 2024 courses

Highlights of our Fall 2024 courses include Writing Real Science, Poetry Lab, Writing and Politics, Nontraditional Writing for Young Adults, and Writing and Witnessing.

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Welcome to the Creative Writing Program at Penn

We are home to a faculty of award-winning writers who teach more than sixty workshops each year in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for children and young adults, as well as innovative workshops in cross-genre, experimental, and hybrid writing, including writing that engages with community organizing, multimedia and visual arts, and performance.