Students participate in a discussion during class.

The program in Creative Writing offers courses that will awaken your imagination, develop your skills as a writer, editor, thinker, and foster empathy towards the experiences of others.

The program offers a series of writing workshop courses that allow you to earn a minor in Creative Writing. Courses within the minor are taught by respected novelists, memoirists, poets, playwrights and screenwriters. Classes are small and are designed to mentor you in your artistic endeavors, help you master essential skills in the craft of writing and editing, while providing you insightful critical responses to your work.

Beyond Villanova faculty, you’ll have opportunities to meet acclaimed writers through on-campus readings and workshops. The program works to foster a community of authors who support each other as artists, while cultivating a growing interdisciplinary artistic community on the Villanova campus.



Earn a minor in Creative Writing which will help you grow as an artist and teach you valuable editorial skills that are coveted in the publishing industry.

Analyze great literature from a writer’s perspective, focusing on elements of craft and the ways in which authors construct meaning in their work.  

Meet famous authors and discuss their work in the Villanova Literary Festival workshop. Travel to Queens University, Belfast for a week of intensive workshops with Irish writers at the Seamus Heaney Centre.


Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Members of the English faculty support the Faculty Congress statement "Justice‌ ‌for‌ ‌George‌ ‌Floyd‌ ‌and‌ ‌Others." Read the full statement.

Learn more about the English and Creative Writing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Creative Writing Program 
St. Augustine Center 402

Alan Drew, MFA
Associate Professor, English