Creative Writing Minor

The minor in Creative Writing is offered for students who wish to pursue advanced work in creative writing as a part of their undergraduate curriculum. Students selecting the Creative Writing minor should consult first with the undergraduate advisor in their department or program for approval of the minor and then with the undergraduate advisor in the Department of English. Working with advisors, students will select a sequence of advanced courses to fulfill their minor requirements. To count toward the minor, all English courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. This minor requires 18 hours.

Required classes:

ENGL 1301 Rhetoric and Composition I

ENGL 3375 Forms in Creative Writing

Select four of the following:

ENGL 4330 Topics in Creative Writing 

ENGL 4347 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

ENGL 4348 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

ENGL 4349 Advanced Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction

ENGL 4351 The Business of Writing

Creative Writing Faculty

Laura Kopchick


Creative Writing

Laura Kopchick headshot


Office: 418 Carlisle Hall

Amy Bernhard

Senior Lecturer

Amy Bernhard


Office: 617 Carlisle Hall

Nathanael O’Reilly

Assistant Professor

Nathanael O'Reilly


Office: 406 Carlisle Hall

Additional Info: Nathanael O’Reilly is the author of six collections of poetry, including (Un)belonging (Recent Work Press, 2020), Preparations for Departure (UWAP Poetry, 2017), and Distance (Ginninderra Press, 2015). More than two hundred of his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies published in twelve countries. He is also the author, editor and co-editor of four other books: New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham (UWAP, 2017); Tim Winton: Critical Essays (UWAP, 2014), co-edited with Lyn McCredden; Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel (Teneo Press, 2012); and Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature (Cambria Press, 2010). He is the author of dozens of journal articles, book chapters and reviews and was President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies from 2012 to 2016. His research interests include: Poetry and poetics, especially place, landscape and belonging; post-1800 Australian, British, Irish and Postcolonial literature; suburbia; nationalism.