Master the art and power of words.
For you, writing is a necessity. Like breathing, it’s something you have to do. And when you’re in the zone, ideas flow into words like magic. Creative writing is in your nature.
Whether you choose to focus on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scriptwriting, or writing for children and young adults, as a creative writing major at Lesley, you’ll gain the tools, support, and experience to bring your vision to the world. Our reimagined general education curriculum will get you ready to write in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global world. As you grow into your career as a TV producer, author, reporter, editor, educator, and many more possibilities, you'll blaze a trail and gain a reputation as a creative thinker and innovative writer.
Hone your critical and creative skills.
With an average class size of 15 students, your voice will be heard and your words will be read. Share your work in a supportive atmosphere in which you’ll receive and give critiques and insights. You'll get to do workshops with your professors, peers, and visiting authors that will push you to elevate your craft and delve deeper into your genre.
In addition to absorbing the mechanics of writing and reading a variety of classic and contemporary works, you’ll learn about the publishing world by overseeing and contributing to Lesley’s literary arts magazine, Commonthought.
Studying in the literary hub of Greater Boston, you’ll have access to internships at some of the top publishers in the country. You'll make the connections that will launch you into your career with hands on internships at places live Artscope Magazine, the New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Candlewick Press, Boston Magazine, Clear Channel Radio, and many more. Soak up the vibe at local poetry readings and book events, as well as at concerts and exhibitions.