About the Minor

While the English Major focuses on literature, the English Department also offers an intensive Writing Minor in which students can focus on their own creative work, while specializing in one of four genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and playwriting.  Drew’s Writing Minor stresses the link between what happens in the literature classroom and the writing “workshop,” and offers students the chance to not only learn from great writing, but also to join a lively, supportive community of fellow writers.  That sense of community is enhanced by our excellent student literary magazine Insanity’s Horse, by the Writers@Drew Reading Series, which brings acclaimed writers to campus each semester, and by Student Prize Reading held each Spring.  As working authors themselves, Drew’s writing faculty offer students the inspiration, the audience, and the hard-earned craft they need to succeed.

Requirements & Courses

Minor Requirements & Course List

Creative Writing Events

An Evening of Poetry, Prose, and Holiday Cheer – 2012

An evening with Drew’s Creative Writing Faculty and the Drew Community in New York City. Presented by the Drew Club of New York City, the Casement Fund and Drew University’s Alumni College.  Patrick Phillips, Courtney Zoffness, Jocelyn Lieu, Jason Schniederman, and Hirsh Sawhney joined in the festivities by doing readings from their work.  See photos of the event.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the Creative Writing Minor, please contact:
Patrick Phillips, Assistant Professor of English
Office:  Sitterly House 304
Phone:  973-408-3954
Email:  pphillips@drew.edu