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Creative Writing Mission Statement

Creative Writing MissionThe mission of the creative writing program at Belhaven University is to teach student writers to see the writing life as a high calling and writing as one tool for unraveling the mysteries of creation and human experience. The program seeks to impart a biblical understanding of creativity in general and creative writing in particular without imposing restrictions on subject matter and perspectives. Practically speaking, the program seeks —through a variety of activities such as workshops, literature courses, practicum experiences, and internship opportunities —to produce disciplined wordsmiths who write clearly, concisely, correctly, and creatively. Graduates of the program should be qualified to pursue graduate study and/or careers in writing.