Whether you see yourself as a novelist, a professor, a lawyer, or a software engineer, great readers and writers evolve into something even greater at Hollins. We help you find your voice and train you to use it to its full potential. Hollins’ English department has produced a remarkable number of well-known and respected authors and scholars. The undergraduate program in creative writing is part of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins. Students can minor in creative writing.
You’ll have free rein to choose your own areas of interest as an English major.
Creative Writing Major
Students will be challenged to improve their control of the English language and will be prepared for graduate study in literature, creative writing, and related fields, or for entering a career in which their communication skills will be prized.
Creative Writing Concentration
Hollins receives national recognition for our creative writing program and has a bright history of producing successful creative writing degree graduates.
Multicultural U.S. Literature Concentration
Explore and discover the diversity and multitude of identities within American culture.
Literature & Performance Concentration
Find the true meaning of art by learning to analyze the subtleties in what’s said and what’s meant.
Creative Writing Minor
The creative writing minor covers all the requirements for the major concentration without the need to satisfy the major requirements.
This 20-credit minor focuses on British and American literature.
What You'll Learn
Combining Poetry and Science
When I recited a poem to finish a presentation in a zoology class, my professor was enthusiastic about my fusion of the two topics.Courtney Flerlage, who is currently working on her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Virginia
A Remarkable Faculty
I had been looking at Hollins since high school – the English program was a huge pull for me. I had talked to and corresponded with some of the professors beforehand about the sorts of things I would be able to do if I were to go to Hollins. I found that everything they said is quite true as far as the strength of the English department. The caliber of professors here is quite wonderful.Lindsey Narmour, who was named a British Universities Summer Scholar for 2014
Living and Writing Your Dream
Katie Clemons turned an obsession with personal essays into a business she calls Gadanke. She sells 34 different journals and 65 products, including pens, date stampers, and adornments, to encourage customers to write their own life stories. She runs her business in a building next to the airplane hangar she and her husband renovated in southern Montana. Their 720-square-foot home was featured in the HGTV series You Live In What?