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California State University, Channel Islands
English B.A. (Creative Writing Option)

While the creative writing student will be competitive for graduate programs in English or even law school, this option also prepares the student for professional writing and/or MFA programs in creative writing. The sequence is designed to graduate students with a portfolio of polished stories, a substantial portion of a novel, memoir, or book of poetry, or a screenplay. Guest speakers are an especially exciting feature of the creative writing option. In our first four years, we''''ve had major American authors come to read their work, lecture, and discuss the writing process with students. Students have learned a great deal from: Luis Rodriguez (Always Running), Joan Silber, National Book Award Finalist for her short story collection, Nicaraguan poet and novelist, Gioconda Belli ( The Country Under My Skin ), novelist and screenwriter, Fanny Flag ( Fried Green Tomatoes ), memoirist and novelist of working class life, Chicana novelist and screenwriter, Maria Amparo Escandon, ( Esperanza''''s Box of Saints ) Michelle Tea ( The Chelsea Whistle ), and memoirist and novelist of the Cultural Revolution in China, Anchee Min ( Red Azalea ).

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