More than 500 undergraduates enroll in the program’s courses annually, many from schools outside the College of Arts and Sciences. English majors may concentrate in creative writing. Classes open to undergraduates from throughout the university are Creative Writing 280-281, Narrative Writing, Verse Writing, and the Senior Writing Seminar. The graduate-level program offers the M.F.A. degree. During the academic year, the Creative Writing Program sponsors poetry readings by distinguished guest writers and writers-in-residence. Students at all levels may participate in the open reading series “The Lounge Hour Reading Series.” A reading by graduating MFA. students is held in the spring. Readings and receptions are free and open to all. In the summer, An Art studio and Creative Writing workshop is held in Rome, Italy. The award-winning national literary journal Epoch
is published by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program.