MICA students who elect to minor in creative writing will complete our first-year humanities requirement (Ways of Writing), at least three writing workshops, and two additional electives in either creative writing or literature. Minors also work closely with a faculty advisor on a senior-year thesis project. Past thesis projects have included poetry collections, short stories and novel excerpts, personal essays, comics, and screenplays.
Our faculty includes:
Numerous graduates of our college have gone on to publish books, some of which they began writing in classes at MICA. Recent alumni include Ingrid Burrington, Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle, Camille Gomera Tavarez, and ND Stevenson.
We often host writers to give readings and visit with our students. Recent visitors have included Edward Carey, Sheila Heti, Stuart Kestenbaum, Gary Shteyngart, and David Simon.
Our students also have an opportunity to gain practical editorial and publication design experience by joining the staff of Full Bleed, a journal devoted to the visual and literary arts. Produced by participants in Publishing Culture, the journal comes out in print and online once a year in the spring.
Graduating MICA seniors are eligible to submit work for the Annual Ginsberg Prize. Named after the poet Allen Ginsberg, this 500-dollar prize honors a single student’s literary accomplishments.
Students with questions about the creative writing minor, course offerings, Full Bleed, or the Ginsberg Prize, are encouraged to contact Paul Jaskunas at firstname.lastname@example.org.