In the English Department, you can major in English with a concentration in creative writing. If you aren’t an English major, you can minor in creative writing.

Colby is one of the few liberal arts colleges with a fully-staffed Creative Writing Program.

Our distinguished faculty offer classes in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, environmental writing, and documentary radio.

Classes are conducted as workshops—collaborative sessions where students share their work and receive constructive feedback from their instructors and peers.

Some courses incorporate civic engagement, such as producing public service announcements for area nonprofits. Students participate in cocurricular opportunities, including evening readings and receptions with visiting authors.

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