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Creative Writing Minor (English/ Spanish)

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The minor in Creative Writing offers a variety of writing courses that may be taken in English or Spanish. The minor is one of the few programs in the United States to offer Creative Writing in Spanish and English.  All courses will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills as a creative writer in small class settings, preparing you for the publishing world and entry into a career, graduate school, or professional school. In order to fulfill elective requirements, the upper-levels courses of this minor can be also taken by non-minors.

Why Minor in Creative Writing?

If you like to write, a minor in Creative Writing may be the right choice.  Whether you are exploring your creativity or interested in fully developing your writing skills, a Creative Writing Minor complements any major.  We offer Creative Writing courses in a variety of genres, including Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Non-Fiction.

What Can You Do with a Minor in Creative Writing?

Many students who minor in Creative Writing become writers, journalists, translators, and teachers, but others find they are well-prepared for several fields, including film, publishing, advertising, public relations, song writing, arts education, nonprofit work, grant writing, and therapy, among many others.  The abilities to write, think, and solve problems creatively are valuable skills for nearly any profession.  A Creative Writing Minor also prepares you for graduate study in Creative Writing.

Curriculum: http://www.tamiu.edu/catalog/2015-2016/minor-creative-writing.shtml

About Our Faculty

Our faculty members have master’s degrees and doctorates and are nationally and internationally recognized.  They are actively involved in creative writing and publishing.

José Cardona-López

Coordinator of Creative Writing Minor and Professor of Spanish,
Ph.D. University of Kentucky.
Email: cardona@tamiu.edu 

Fiction, Short Story, 20th Century and Contemporary Spanish-American Literature, Spanish American nouvelle (short novel).

Books Published: La puerta del espejo (short stories), Sueños para una siesta (novel), Siete y tres nueve (short stories), Todo es adrede (short stories, Finalist for the VI International Literary Competition "Letras de Oro" ), Al otro lado del acaso (short stories), Mercedes (short novel).

http://www.tamiu.edu/library/z_FABAuthorLopezjc.shtml

Suzette Bishop

Adjunct Instructor of English
D.A. State University at Albany
Email: sbishop@tamiu.edu 

Poetry, Contemporary Poetry, Modern Women’s Poetry, African American Women’s Literature

Books Published (poetry): Cold Knife Surgery,  She Took off Her Wings & Shoes (winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award Series), Horse-Minded, Hive-Mind.

https://suzettemariebishop.wordpress.com