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Choose from two majors: Creative Writing & Literary Studies. Create everything from poetry to podcasts by working together in a lively and supportive community.



Adegree in Creative Writing or Literary Studiesat Beloit will prepare you for all kinds of directions after graduation. Learn to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate productively, and you will always be better for it in your chosen path.


We offer an innovative, flexible and integrated curriculum that combines literary study and creative writing with strong ties to ourmedia studiesandjournalismprograms. You can takeEnglish coursesin topics like Victorian Garbage, Graphic Novel and Comics, Medieval Love, Horror in Film and Fiction, Video Essay, and Music Journalism.

Many opportunities

When you study Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Beloit, something is always happening.Creative writing contests.Visiting writers. Student readings. Zine-making workshops. Literary balls in your favorite character costume. Going to a national conference to represent theBeloit Fiction Journal, which you helped edit.

Be active

Hands-on campus opportunities like editing thestudent newspaperand putting together amuseum exhibitwill help you prepare for you. So do experiences like an internship at a national newspaper likeUSA Todayor a literary press like Milkweed Press. Then comes the Fulbright in Korea, the MFA in Iowa, or even makingThe New York Timesbestseller list with your fantasy book series.

These are our stories.Come to Beloit and start a new one all your own.

Indigenous writer and scholar Kimberly Blaeser named as Beloit College’s Mackey Chair resident

Indigenous writer and scholar Kimberly Blaeser named as Beloit College’s Mackey Chair resident

Ojibwe poet and former Wisconsin poet laureateKimberly Blaeserwill arrive on campus in Spring 2024.

Nov 2nd

Lunch and Learn: Careers in Public Policy and Research

Eat lunch and explore careers in public policy, foreign affairs, research, and related fields with visiting Ivan Stone Lecturer Dr. Joseph Keller.

Aardvark Authors board members Sydney, Gray, India, Jonah, and Sam.

New creative writing club creates community

Two years of Covid prevented creative writers on campus from coming together as a group outside the classroom. India David’25 wanted to fix that, so she gathered


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