Creative Writing News

Creating fine literature is an art form, and the academic pursuit of fine-tuning that art is thriving at the College of Liberal Arts. English majors who decide to concentrate in Creative Writing at Temple center their studies on the genre they’re most passionate about: fiction, poetry or playwriting. Creative Writing students are storytellers—but what about their own stories? Here, we’ll spin yarns about the students, alumni and faculty whose journeys comprise the greater narrative of Temple’s Creative Writing concentration. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Author Aisha Sabatini Sloan talking to audience of students

As part of the English Department’s Poets and Writers Series, author Aisha Sabatini Sloan recently visited the College of Liberal Arts to read to Creative Writing students from her published essay collections and talk about her writing process.

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Author Liz Moore, who has won numerous literary awards and published three novels, was hired this past fall to work with graduate students in the English Department’s Creative Writing Program.

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Longtime poet, performer, activist and purveyor of ‘hiraeth’ Yolanda Wisher spoke to us about what it means to be Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate. And why the world doesn’t need another Hemingway.

Brad Windhauser

We caught up with Brad Windhauser, an associate professor of instruction in the English and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies programs, about how his latest book was informed by the city he lives in.

April Liberal Arts Events

What do a New York Times film critic, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an expert in urban policy have in common? They’ll all be visitors to the College of Liberal Arts this month.