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Welcome to the Creative Writing program at The College of New Jersey. The minor in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to learn the craft of writing by studying the works of published writers, by writing and revising their own work, and by examining, critiquing, and supporting each others’ work in and out of workshop.


This Year’s Peter Wood Award Results are in!

Please join us in congratulating Eneda Xhambazi (Psychology ’14, Creative Writing minor), the winner of the 2014 Peter Wood Award. Congratulations, as well, to Kevin Ellis (English ’16), who received an Honorable Mention. ~ Here are the judge’s comments on their submissions: WINNER: Eneda Xhambazi’s poems thrive on the kinds of transformations that happen only… Continue Reading

A Letter to TCNJ Creative Writers, by Sarah Blake

A Letter to TCNJ Creative Writers, by Sarah Blake

Creative Writing is a very odd field, especially at the beginning stages. As a teacher, I’ve had students show tremendous promise, students who were very happy on tracks headed into business, teaching, and engineering. As much as I encouraged them, I knew the goal was not to dissuade them from majors that could lead them… Continue Reading