Arts Discover Day: Creative Writing

In Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott says that writing is about "learning to pay attention," "learn[ing] to be reverent" and "helping others have [a] sense of 'wonder.'" If you love to write (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or plays), if you are motivated to write by a deep desire for exploration and a persistent sense of wonder regarding your own life, the world, and the Divine, then consider pursuing the BFA Degree in Creative Writing at Belhaven University.

One way to find out about this one-of-a-kind program (teaching the craft of writing from a Christian worldview perspective) is to attend Arts Discover Day. During this day, participants will learn about the writing program, meet English department faculty and creative writing students, workshop their own poems and stories in an informal small group led by the Director of Creative Writing, and read one of their works (if they choose) at a public reading in the Belhaven Student Center.

Please call the admission office at 800-960-5940 for more information. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to meet others who share your passion for creative expression, for paying attention, for being struck by wonder.

Note: All Creative Writing students should bring a portfolio of their writing to include 6-12 pages of poetry, fiction, plays, etc.

Tentative Schedule:

Friday, November 18
8:00 a.m. Registration (Center for the Arts)
8:30 a.m. Welcome (Center for the Arts - Concert Hall)
9:00 a.m. Introduction and Q&A (Preston - Room 306)
10:00 a.m. Writing Workshop (Student Center - Joy Lackey)
11:00 a.m. Class: Principles of Editing (Preston - Room 306)
12:00 noon Campus Tour
1:00 p.m. Lunch with Creative Writing Students (Student Center - Dining Commons)
2:00 p.m. Parents - Financial Planning Session (Hood Library - Barber Auditorium)
2:30 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
"One on One" Student Appointments with Dr. Smith (Preston - Room 315)
5:45 p.m. Dinner (Student Center - Dining Commons)
Optional: Use the visitors guide provided for off campus places to eat.
7:30 p.m. BU Instrumental Arts Concert
Center for the Arts - Concert Hall

Shrek, The Musical
Center for the Arts - Blackbox Theatre
All performances sold out!

Fall Dance Concert
Bitsy Irby - VADC Dance Studios

Registration Information:

Online registration for Arts Discover Day is now closed. Please call the admission office at 800.960.5940 if you would like to register for the events on Friday. We look forward to your visit.