Creative Writing Minor

First Steps

• Review the requirements for the Creative Writing Minor. We have two separate tracks--one for English Majors and one for non-English majors.
• Declare the Creative Writing Minor at the Humanities Advisement Center (1175 JFSB)
• Get to know the creative writing faculty: review faculty pages, read samples of their work, visit with them in their offices, and watch them read from their work at
• Visit the Creative Writing Minor Coordinator if you need to discuss course transfers, course substitutions, or any other program-related questions (Joey Franklin, 4133 JFSB)
• Check out the resources and activities below for more ways to get involved!

Review the Requirements


• BYU Creative Writing Community on Facebook: A great resource for a variety of creative writing opportunities, including writing groups, announcements, and job/ internship opportunities.
• BYU Writing Center: Offers readings, social activities, and critique groups in a variety of genres. Two locations (3322 HBLL & 4026 JKB).
• Contests: Several thousands dollars each year are awarded to student writers
• Scholarships: The department offers generous undergraduate and graduates scholarships for students studying creative writing, including those interested in study abroad and off-campus writing workshops and residencies.

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Creative Writing on Campus

English Department Reading Series: Hosts weekly readings by nationally respected writers in multiple genres, and includes Q&A sessions, mini lectures, and refreshments

Creative Writing Readings and activities sponsored by the BYU Writing Center.

Annual English Symposium: Students present their critical and creative work in March at our annual symposium (proposals due every year around the end of January).

Inscape Magazine an English+ course in the fall and club activity in the winter. Work on the editorial staff, read submissions, and submit your own work for publication.


Off Campus Events

  • City Art Reading Series

    A public reading held most Wednesdays at the SLC Library.

  • Life, the Universe, and Everything

    An annual 3-day symposium on Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • Books For Young Readers

    A 2-day symposium on children’s literature

  • Working Dog Reading Series

    Eight readings a year by Graduate Students at University of Utah

  • Writers At Work

    Annual conference for writers in Utah.

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