The Creative Writing track of the English major emphasizes the writing of poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction, encouraging the crossing of genres. Creative Writing students learn to examine poems and prose works with the eyes of apprentice writers, energetically mastering the best literary models. Working intensely with faculty mentors, Creative Writing majors mature into promising artists in their craft and learn to educate the discerning readers of the future.
Each year, the Department of English and Foreign Languages hosts the Sand Hills Writers Series at Augusta University, bringing prominent authors to campus for readings and discussion. Here are some video highlights of the two authors who visited us in November 2017.
Author J. Drew Lanham reads from The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature
Author Patrick Phillips reads from Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America