Writing Emphasis

Writing Emphasis


The Writing Emphasis at Washburn University is for serious students of both practical and creative writing. It offers a range of rigorous courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, plus a capstone course in which students edit and produce an issue of a nationally recognized literary journal, Inscape. Core faculty members Thomas Fox Averill, Sarah Smarsh, and Eric McHenry are all widely published and award-winning writers who bring knowledge, skill, and inspiration to the classroom.

Please see the program requirements for a list of the courses required for this emphasis.

Creative Writing News
rode, novel by Thomas Fox Averill

rode, Tom Averill’s newest novel, was named Outstanding Western Novel of 2011 as part of the Western Heritage Awards given each year in Oklahoma City, home of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.


Inscape, WU’s literary journal