Express yourself! Put pen to paper and idea to word with a minor in creative writing at Trinity University. As they experiment with character development, metrical schemes, and memoir research, students who minor in creative writing innovate expression.

Fast Facts
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What You'll Study

Design a course of study that includes poetry writing, fiction writing, creative nonfiction writing, and more.


Expertise spanning decades and disciplines.

Creative writing faculty span the Departments of English, Communication, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Human Communication and Theatre, and their expertise spans decades and disciplines.

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Andrew Porter, M.F.A.
Program Director
Professor, English
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Jenny Browne, M.F.A.
Professor, English
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Norma Elia Cantú, Ph.D.
Norine R. and T. Frank Murchison Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures
Kelly Grey Carlisle
Kelly Grey Carlisle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Rachel Joseph
Rachel Joseph, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Human Communication and Theatre
Patrick Keating, M.F.A.,Ph.D.
Professor, Communication

Student Opportunities

Turn fiction into reality through hands-on experiences.


Students who have developed original and compelling creative works may be selected by creative writing faculty for the June Cook Scholarship.


Research Opportunities

Students may choose to do independent studies in creative writing or work closely with faculty mentors on research project for a semester or a year.


Students may pursue writing-related internships for course credit at local organizations and nonprofits such as Gemini Ink or Trinity University Press...

Spaces and Facilities

In Trinity’s Writing Center, English students can gain work experience as peer tutors and writing consultants.

Student Organizations

The English department produces several creative publications that are run by students and rely on creative submissions from the Trinity community.

When You Graduate

The Writing Life

Creative writing graduates have published award-winning books, placed works in nationally renowned journals and magazines, won prestigious fellowships, and been accepted into many of the top M.F.A. programs in the country.


Our graduates have found jobs working for major publishing houses, writing for network television shows, and teaching creative writing on the college level.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Ohio State University MFA
  • Syracuse University MFA
  • University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop
  • University of Michigan MFA

Career Areas:

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Writing and Editing

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Gemini Ink
  • Sports Illustrated
  • The University of Texas at Austin


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