Choose a track in creative writing, education, or literature. In literature, your readings will include novels, short stories, and poetry. Creative writing includes courses in fiction, poetry, memoir, and editing and writing for publication. You'll graduate with the ability to write effectively, read intelligently, and appreciate all forms of literature. Graduates have pursued careers in writing, publishing, media, research, advertising, marketing, government, education, and even President at Franklin Pierce.
Publish your work in the University's Northern New England Review or the student literary magazine, Nevermore. Compete for the Harriet Wilson Fiction, Wensberg Poetry, and Calderwood Creative Non Fiction prizes.
A major and minor are offered.
A concentration is offered in creative writing.
A concentration is offered in literature.
The concentration offered in Education is specifically designed for students who seek a career as a middle school or high school teacher.
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Alumni Success Stories
The writing classes I took as a student at Franklin Pierce propelled me toward summer writing institutes and graduate school, where I earned my MFA in creative writing. I've since been published in a number of literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Bellevue Literary Review, Mamalode, and ROAR Magazine. The literature and writing professors at Franklin Pierce were incredibly encouraging, and I'm so thankful for them."Renee Lute '09
Published Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Northern New England Review