Learn to authentically connect with others in your communities and around the world by studying American, British, and world literature, from classics to popular culture.
Hiram College’s liberal arts curriculum values the importance of communicating ones thoughts and ideas through writing.
The status of Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature has also enriched the writing community, with people from across the Midwest visiting the town during the annual Book Festival.
The new massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by the Department of English, “Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself,” and by the International Writing Program’s series “How Writers Write” have enrolled thousands of students and adult learners, enhancing the reputation of Iowa as the Writing University.
At Hiram, students learn that clear and concise communication is essential to building and maintaining relationships.
As the foundation of all professional and personal relationships, communication conveys ideas, builds discourse between cultures, and markets goods and services to the public.
The English and Creative Writing major introduces students to the wealth of resources associated with the University of Iowa and Iowa City writing communities.
For over 75 years, the Department of English and the UI Writers’ Workshop have been leaders in the area of writing.
The Summer Writing Festival, Iowa Young Writers Studies, the Certificate in Writing, the Center for the Book, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and the Iowa Youth Writing Project all help to turn Iowa City into a destination for young writers, who are drawn to the city for its heritage and for its current community of writers.
Creative writing studies theories and methods on expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions by using the written medium, as opposed to simply presenting written facts.