Creative Writing Institute

Undergraduate Creative Writing Courses

John Cabot University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation will be offering five undergraduate courses in creative writing during the summer of 2018. The workshops in poetry, fiction writing, and "How to Read like a Writer", will run from May 16 to June 22.

Faculty for the courses include Susan Bradley Smith, poet and professor at Curtin University in Australia; Michael Carroll, award-winning fiction writer; Elizabeth Geoghegan, novelist, nonfiction author, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at John Cabot University.

Undergraduate courses in creative writing for summer 2018 will include:

  • CW 450 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction
  • CW 454 Advanced Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry
  • EN 485 Advanced Creative Writing and Literature: How to Read Like a Writer

For a complete list of undergraduate courses in creative writing click here.

In addition to working with their professors, students taking the undergraduate courses will have the opportunity to work with celebrated novelist and professor of Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C., Dolen Perkins-Valdez, who will be the 9th Annual Writer in Residence at the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. During her time at JCU, Perkins-Valdez will read from her work, present a craft talk, and conduct a masterclass for creative writing students.

Since its founding in 2009, John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has become a thriving community of and for writers in Rome. With workshops in the major genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) and literary translation, the Institute is the place for creative writing students to spend serious time on their writing as they get to know the Eternal City.

For further information contact Professor Carlos Dews, Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation: [email protected].  

Application Deadline is April 1, 2018