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:

Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. Registration (Billy Kim International Center)
8:30 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. Campus Tour
10:30 a.m. Workshop, Auditions, and Portfolio Review
11:30 a.m. Financial Aid Session for Parents
12:00 p.m. Lunch and Arts Showcase
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Auditions (if needed)
Weekend Arts Events
Graphic Design Department Student Show
Bitsy Irby Visual Art and Dance Center, Art Gallery
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.,
2:00 p.m. Matinee
The Women of Lockerbie
Center for the Arts Blackbox Theatre
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Ministry Ensemble
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre


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.