Creative Writing at Xavier University
Required Courses for the Creative Writing Minor
The 2014-16 catalogue is available online; scroll down to p. 130 for the Creative Writing minor. A complete list of courses can be found on pages 270-1.|
Director: Dr. Biljana D. Obradovic
Xavier University's Literary Reading Series has included...
Amiri Baraka||Jerry McGuire|| ||Darrel Bourque||Reginald McKnight
|| ||Erna Brodber||Patrice Melnick
|| ||Jericho Brown||Ethelbert Miller
|| ||Paula Closen Buck||Lenard Duane Moore
|| ||Maxine Cassin||Lupenga Mphande
|| ||Christopher Chambers||Kay Murphy
|| ||Richard Collins||Niyi Osundare
|| ||Philip Dacey||Michele Pichon
|| ||Joel Dailey||Domnica Radulescu
|| ||Toi Derricotte||Hilda Raz
|| ||Gregory Donovan||R. Flowers Rivera
|| ||Nikky Finney||Mona Lisa Saloy
|| ||Michael Harper||Marcia Southwick
|| ||Terrance Hayes||Henry Taylor
|| ||Charles Fort||Gloria Wade-Gayles
|| ||John Gery||Patricia A. Ward
|| ||Major Jackson||Bruce Weigl
|| ||Allison Joseph||Xiaobin Yang
|| ||Agymah Kwadwo Kamau
| ||Leo Luke Marcello||and many others!
In addition, writers from the Calalloo Creative Writing Outreach to HBCUs group visited the campus, leading workshops that were attended by 20 students.
Xavier Student Awards for Creative Writing
Our program offers several awards each semester which are monetary, but students who enter these contests may be published in our student magazine, New Voices.
The Truman Capote Literary Trust Awards
The Truman Capote Literary Trust has been the program's major benefactor for over a decade, providing two annual scholarships, used to be $13,000 (but is much less now) to continuing Xavier students. Scholarship winners are chosen on the merit of manuscripts, by a judge who is a professional creative writer and who has no affiliation with Xavier University. Past judges have included Toi Derricote, Percival Everette, John Gery, Mona Lisa Saloy, Lorenzo Thomas and Kay Murphy. The Trust also supports the graduate writing programs at The University of Iowa, Stanford University, The University of Alabama, and Rutgers University.
Two National Association of University Women Creative Writing Awards
All manuscripts are forwarded to New Voices for consideration for inclusion in next year's issue of New Voices.
We are proud that several of our Creative Writing graduates went on to M.F.A. and Ph.D. programs: