Meet the Advisor

To learn more about the Indiana University bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration or minor in creative writing or a concentration or minor in literature, please contact:

  • Dr. Katherine V. Wills
    Associate Professor of English
    Office: CC Room 125
    Phone: 812.348.7215
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Creative Writing

What do creative writers need most? The knowledge and skill to improve the effectiveness of writing through revising, critiquing, and reimagining their creative projects.

If you are an IUPUC student in the Indiana University Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English degree program, you can choose a concentration in creative writing. If you are an IUPUC student in another major, you can pursue a creative writing minor.

As a creative writing student, you will experience, practice, and improve your creative expression through a range of courses and workshops. In addition, you will:

  • Work closely with published faculty, read and critique a variety of experimental, canonical, and original texts.
  • Participate in intensive workshops to develop and practice your writing craft with a community of writers.
  • Consider wider audiences for your creative work through internships, educational field trips and travel, capstone courses, and community projects.
  • Be encouraged to submit your original creative work to the university’s student literary magazine Talking Leaves or write for The Voice, our student newspaper.

To get a better feel for whether a concentration or minor in creative writing is right for you, explore our course descriptions.

Minor in Creative Writing

You can pair a creative writing minor with a major in subjects like English, history, sociology, marketing, and other fields.

  • To declare a minor in creative writing, please complete the application form and return to Kathy Wills.
  • This form should be completed and submitted before you graduate or no later than when you are enrolled in your final literature class.