About the Center for Creative Writing

The Center for Creative Writing provides space, activities, and resources for students, faculty, and community members engaged in the study and practice of creative writing. Read on to learn about the ways in which the center can support your journey. The CCW is housed in the MSU Denver Department of English, King Center Room 421.

Creative Writing Program

  • Students may major in English with a 45-credit concentration in Creative Writing designed to develop advanced writing skills in genres such as fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting, and RPG writing. Our pathway offers a variety of options among workshop, studio, bootcamp, and editorial courses.
  • Students may instead choose our 21-credit creative writing minor to experience the workshop approach at the heart of what we do.
  • Non-English majors or minors are welcome to partake of our vibrant, interactive, learning-based community through participation in any of our classes.
  • Micro-credential opportunities will also soon be available.
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Current Courses

Summer Semester 2024

2500 Introduction to Creative Writing
382B Speculative Fiction Writing Studio

Fall Semester 2024

2500 Introduction to Creative Writing
3521 Poetry Writing Workshop
3524 Creative Nonfiction Workshop
3800 Creative Writing Bootcamp
3810 Creative Writing Journal
3828 Video Game Writing
39AW TV Writing
4520 Creative Writing Capstone (previously Senior Project: Writing)

Creative Writing Club

The Creative Writing Club runs out of the Creative Writing Center. More than anything else, we aim to create a collaborative space where anyone who wants to come to write is welcome; we also host events like workshops and speakers. We’re just starting to get established but are excited about our community!

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MSU Denver Roadrunner Review

MSU Roadrunner Review

Creative Writing Journal

The MSU Roadrunner Review is a student-curated literary journal out of the Creative Writing program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. All writers outside of the university are invited to submit. To join the editorial board and work on the next issue, students may enroll in ENG 3810 Creative Writing Journal.

News and Opportunities

Creative Writing prepares students for success: click here for the latest news and opportunities!

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Events at the Center

5/3/24 Short Film Fest

4/9/24 Freelance Writing: Monetize Your Writing on Upwork with Lila Bear

4/4/24 Creative Writing Club: Sci-Fi Ask an Author Event with Dr. Rachael Kuintzle

2/27/24 Alliance LARP Colorado: Narrative Construction and World Building with David Cheek and Nathan Kilsch

2/10/24 Creative Writing Bootcamp: Reading

12/5/23 MSU Roadrunner Review Issue 6 Launch Party

11/29/23 Creative Writing Club Write-In

11/9/23 Jackson Culpepper Reading/Launch Party

10/21/23 Creative Writing Club and Bootcamp: Halloween Party/Reading

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Freelance Writing Presentation

Monetize Your Writing on Upwork.com: In this valuable resource, MSU Denver senior and successful freelancer Lila Bear shares her journey and tips for earning money as a freelance writer and editor on Upwork, covering topics like ghostwriting novels, editing memoirs, and more. Whether you’re a creative writing student or a writer looking to expand your freelance opportunities, this presentation will provide the insights and inspiration you need to start monetizing your skills online.

Department of English Contact Information

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Campus Location:
King Center
4th floor

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 32
Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

Phone: 303-615-1800

Fax: 720-778-5760

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