Through our programs in literary studies and writing, we offer an education in humane letters based on the principles of writing and the literary traditions of English in Great Britain, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
Our offerings include a major and a minor in literary studies and a major and a minor in writing with tracks in either creative or professional writing. We also offer a Master of Arts in English Studies and Communication, a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and courses that fulfill requirements for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, with or without a concentration in English. New to our offerings is also an undergraduate minor in TESOL.
Accolades to alum and poet Ethan Grant, alum and fiction writer Matt Duffus, and to the many English major assistant editors of VFR.
Congratulations, Wordfest writing contest winners. Pictured above: first-place winners Grace Shemwell (poetry), Caitlin Carter (creative nonfiction), Ian Roseen (critical essay and short fiction, Anna Zink Springsteen prize), Matthew Heider (Academy of American Poets award). For other winners, see the event on our Facebook page.
Missed a Wordfest reading or want to go back and view or hear it again?
See the video of our alumni read-a-book event featuring Dinty Moore, or hear selected audio from the readings by Christian Wiman, Marci Johnson and Tania Runyan, and Mark Mustian. Special thanks to Nathan Albert for filming and editing the Dinty Moore video.