New Creative Writing Certificate

The UB Department of English proudly announces the new undergraduate Creative Writing Certificate

The Creative Writing Certificate is designed to help students shape their worlds in words—to share their unique imaginative universe in writing. As 2010 Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa reflected: “You cannot teach creativity…But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.”

The Certificate helps students explore what “kinds” of writers they might be and experience writing as an active way of looking at, and inserting themselves into, the world around them: experience writing as a praxis of life.

  • Open to students in all majors
  • 18 credits hours to completion (Certificate awarded concurrently with BA degree at UB)
  • Includes workshops at the introductory and advanced levels
  • Students publish in their own literary magazine (or more than one) and participate in poetry readings
  • Students work close with faculty mentors
  • Creative Writing faculty are published poets and fiction writers, representing a broad range of stylistic approaches and techniques
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For more information contact the Director of Creative Writing at <>