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, Eric McHenry, and Louise Krug 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
Eric McHenry

In April 2015, Eric McHenry was announced as the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas.

Inscape literary journal (LOGO)

Inscape, WU’s literary journal