Creative Writing

MFA in Creative Writing

Our program combines generous, attentive focus on student work with active pedagogy in a cooperative process of growth, learning, professionalization, and exploration.

Undergraduate Creative Writing

Rigorous training in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, with emphasis on international, innovative, and publicly engaged literature. 

The creative writing program at the University of Notre Dame offers graduate and undergraduate writers rigorous training in innovative literary technique as well as in traditional forms. We engage robustly with socially grounded critical thought, and give generous individual attention, balancing student-centered creative exploration with robust pedagogical support. The program’s internationally renowned faculty bring expertise in a range of genres and aesthetic approaches, as well as deep experience in publishing, criticism, and editing. As writers and teachers we are committed to the public role of literature: we see our community on campus as part of a global network of writers, poets, thinkers, and critics engaged in understanding, changing, and re-imagining our world.


Have questions about the programs in Creative Writing? Contact:

Roy Scranton
Director of Creative Writing
Associate Professor of English

Paul Cunningham
Creative Writing Program Manager


  1. Dionne Irving Bremyer Headshot

    Dionne Bremyer

    Associate Professor, English

  2. Johannes Goransson

    Johannes Göransson

    Professor, English

  3. Joyelle Mcsweeney

    Joyelle McSweeney

    Professor, English

  4. Orlando R. Menes Headshot

    Orlando Menes

    Professor, English

  5. Xavier Navarro Aquino Headshot

    Xavier Navarro Aquino

    Assistant Professor, English

  6. Roy Scranton Headshot

    Roy Scranton

    Director, Creative Writing Program
    Associate Professor, English

  7. Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

    Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi

    Dorothy G. Griffin College Professor of English; Concurrent Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

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