Creative Writing Minor Resources

Welcome to the Creative Writing Minor!

Below you’ll find a checklist of first steps to complete as well as a list of resources and activities to help you participate in BYU’s vibrant creative writing community.


 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),

Enroll in classes

 Check out the resources and activities below for more ways to get involved.


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 the best student writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

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.


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.


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 and Fantasy.

Working Dog Reading Series: Eight readings a year by Graduate Students at University of Utah.

Books for Young Readers: A 2-day symposium on children’s literature.

Writers at Work: annual conference for writers in Utah