Creative Writing Mission Statement

The mission of the creative writing program at Belhaven University is to teach student writers to see the writing life as a high calling and writing as one tool for unraveling the mysteries of creation and human experience. The program seeks to impart a biblical understanding of creativity in general and creative writing in particular without imposing restrictions on subject matter and perspectives. Practically speaking, the program seeks -through a variety of activities such as workshops, literature courses, practicum experiences, and internship opportunities -to produce disciplined wordsmiths who write clearly, concisely, correctly, and creatively. Graduates of the program should be qualified to pursue graduate study and/or careers in writing.