Course Descriptions

B.F.A. in Creative Writing

Arkansas Tech's B.F.A. in creative writing, which was established in 1975, is the only B.F.A. program of its kind in this region.

Each year, six high school seniors win scholarships in Tech'sCreative Writing Contest

Tech creative writing students produce two copies ofNebo, Tech's award winning literary journal each year.

B.C. Hall, the author of The South, Judgment Day, Big Muddy and other books, was one of the founders of Tech's creative writing program.

Francis Gwaltney, the author ofThe Day the Century Ended,Destiny's Chickens, Idols and Axel Grease,and other novels was another founder of Tech's creative writing program.

Tech creative writing graduates have gone on to advanced study at the University of Texas, Penn State University, Southern Mississippi University, Naropa University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Arkansas. Nick Morris, pictured at the left published his first book,Tapeworm and returned to Tech on November 19, 2010, to read from it.
To read and manipulate creative writing professor Michael Karl Ritchie's experimental poems "Spaceship" and "Robot" click the title..
Click the link below to view Tech faculty, students, and visiting authors discuss their work:
Video Discussion: Nelson Ramirez, Andrew Geyer, Saira Khan, Paul Lake, Michael Karl Ritchie, Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf, and Clay Reynolds