Samsun Knight, a Creative Writing, Math, Chinese, and Economics major, won a Creative Writing prize that resulted in his work being published in an anthology. Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones

Creative Writing

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Our Creative Writing Program prepares students with a broad and balanced program of study that emphasizes interconnections between various literary genres: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, and screen writing.

Program Director

DeSales Harrison

Associate Professor of English
Department Affiliation

Joyce Marshall

Administrative Assistant 440-775-6567

Why Study Creative Writing at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs

Upcoming Creative Writing Events

Sample Courses

  • CRWR 120 - Introduction to Writing Fiction 4 credits
  • CRWR 201 - Poetry/Prose Workshop 4 credits
  • CRWR 317 - Between Lyric and Narrative: Transitional Prose Forms 4 credits
  • CRWR 450 - Teaching Imaginative Writing 4 credits

Creative Writing Faculty

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Creative Writing News

Image of Thisbe Nissen and Abbey Mei Otis

Amidst Fiction, Worlds Collide

October 24, 2018
The Creative Writing Program, along with Alumni in Service to Oberlin College, brought together Thisbe Nissen ’94 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Abbey Mei Otis ’11 to present their latest fiction writing to current students.