Welcome to the student-maintained creative writing website for Waldorf College, which is linked to the official college website for Creative Writing and English. Few liberal arts colleges offer a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing. Here at Waldorf, you can go beyond two or three creative writing courses, studying at all levels in four genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama. You can join an active writing club and help to edit an annual literary journal. You can be featured as our Waldorf Writer of the Month, eventually working toward a publishable senior thesis. You can also have direct interaction with distinguished visiting writers. In other words, you can be fully engaged in a vibrant writing community.

To learn more, go to the links for Waldorf Literary Review, Waldorf Writing Club, Writer of the Month, guest authors, prize opportunities, contacts, and more. If you are interested in applying for scholarship assistance, simply shift to the form at http://www.waldorf.edu/Residential/Academics/Programs/Creative-Writing. You will find that we are able to offer substantial creative writing scholarships, up to full tuition in deserving cases.

In addition to helping with Open Mics or publishing work in the annual Waldorf Literary Review, Waldorf writing students submit their writing for annual Salveson Prizes in Poetry and Prose. Some students also assist with a new North Iowa Regional High School Writing Contest sponsored by Waldorf and the Forest City Community School District. Finally, through our Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, students get to meet with published authors, gaining a deeper insight into the writing process. In the past, we have been visited by nationally-recognized writers such as the prize-winning memoirist Debra Marquart or the acclaimed science fiction and fantasy writer Kij Johnson.

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