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Poetry: These courses include 200 level Poetry and Poetry Writing, 300 level Poetry Writing, and 400 level Advanced Poetry Writing. They are taught by poets Mary Szybist and Jerry Harp.

Advanced Poetry Writing Students participate in a Student Poetry Reading at the end of the Spring semester.

Fiction: Short-story and fiction writing courses include 200 level Intro to the Short Story, 300 level Fiction Writing, and 400 level Advanced Fiction Writing. All courses are taught by novelist Pauls Toutonghi.

Advanced Fiction Writing Students participate in a Student Fiction Reading at the end of the Spring Semester.

Creative non-fiction: Since prospective writers are often exploring the reach of their medium in the broadest sense, the English curriculum also includes English 208, Creative Non-Fiction. Creative non-fiction classes are currently taught by Cheston Knapp, managing editor at Tin House Magazine.

Play and screen writing: Beyond the department, students also often take course work in play and screenwriting from Stephen Weeks in the Theatre Department. One-act plays from Theatre 275, Playwriting, are regularly performed in the Fir Acres Theatre.