Center for Creative Writing in the Arts

2336 MHRA Building

(336) 334-4433

The Center for Creative Writing in the Arts aspires to foster the efforts of those who believe in the power of the crafted word to transform and to improve our lives as individuals and as a society. Building on the University’s widely recognized tradition of strength in the field of creative writing, on the legacy of poets and novelists like Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, Robert Watson, North Carolina laureates Fred Chappell and Kathryn Stripling Byer, and the many nationally and internationally known authors who have been associated with the University’s MFA program in creative writing, the Center offers a forum for collaboration through its commitment to writers and to writing in all its various creative manifestations. With its sponsorship of readings, lectures, workshops, interdisciplinary events and literary publications, the Center promotes a vital writers’ network in the Greensboro area, one committed to providing programs of appeal to a variety of audiences. The beginning wordsmith and the established word master, the student and the professional alike will find in the Center a place from which to draw strength, encouragement, and support in producing their work and in finding the opportunity to share it with others.


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