The program is a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
A creative writing track within the English department allows students to study literature from a variety of genres and cultures.
Students may specialize in poetry or fiction and must complete more course hours that English-only majors.
Illinois is the birthplace of many great writers, including Shel Silverstein, Ernest Hemmingway, Carl Sanford, and Ray Bradbury.
It is also the home of Northwestern University, a college known for its creative writing program.