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.

Mark Inchoco

From music to journalism to fundraising, English department graduates have found their skills translate to a variety of professions.

Babel group members

Recent Temple grad Jasmine Combs, along with her colleagues in Babal Poetry Collective, just brought home a national poetry slam championship. Here’s the lowdown.

Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher, who received her MA in creative writing from Temple in 2000, was named to the post by Mayor Jim Kenney.

Jasmine Combs

We talked with award-winning writer and performer Jasmine Combs '16 about her work and what's next for the Philly native.

Cristina Garcia

Cristina García, a National Book Award finalist, served as the Temple MFA in creative writing program’s writer-in-residence this fall. Here’s what she had to say about Temple, writing and her Cuban heritage.