Creative Writing Concentration

For Undergraduate English Majors

As an English major, you design your own concentration — a program of study based on your areas of interest, organized around a controlling theme or topic — with the help of your advisor. Below are some recommendations for students interested in this area.

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Recommended Courses

Recommended Experiences

Recommended Reading

Recommended Courses

  • Editor (magazines, book publishers, literary and trade journals, professional publications, web)
  • Writer/copywriter (magazine, newspaper, advertising, business)
  • Commercial, independent, and university publishing (editing, marketing, literary agent, sales)
  • Teaching (following a graduate degree)
  • Management/directing of nonprofit organizations (which might include your own magazine, literary centers, a lecture series, etc.)

Professors to Know

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Jonis Agee

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Grace Bauer

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Stephen Behrendt

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Chigozie Obioma

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Joy Castro

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Kwame Dawes

  • Chancellor's Professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner
  • kdawes4@unl.edu
  • (402) 472-1812
  • 110C Andrews Hall
  • Website
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Ted Kooser

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Amelia María de la Luz Montes

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Michael Page

  • Lecturer, Department Course Scheduler and Laurus Faculty Advisor
  • mpage3@unl.edu
  • (402) 472-1814
  • 202 Andrews Hall
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Jennine Capó Crucet

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Timothy Schaffert

  • Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing
  • tschaffert2@unl.edu
  • 329 Andrews Hall
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Stacey Waite

  • Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program
  • swaite2@unl.edu
  • 337C Andrews Hall