Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Professor Wendel and a Stac student reviewing a book

You’re already creative; we’ll help you take it to the next level.

The Creative Writing Program at St. Thomas Aquinas College provides instruction, guidance, and mentorship in the writing of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Through required literature and workshop classes, as well as optional extracurricular activities such as our Writers @ Work reading series, students read and analyze a variety of texts, write their own creative pieces, give feedback to other writers, receive and incorporate this feedback, and meet contemporary practicing authors. Through this sustained practice of focused reading and writing skills, students prepare themselves for careers in the field of editing, publishing, teaching, or further graduate study.


The creative writing major at St. Thomas Aquinas College offers focused classes in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, as well as elective courses in topics such as autobiography and playwriting from published faculty writers and poets. You’ll also get a front-row seat to readings by and seminars with national prize-winning writers in our Writers @ Work series.


As a junior or senior, you’ll have opportunities to work on regional literary journals and our own Voyager, a student-run publication. By graduation, you’ll have a writing portfolio that will prepare you for entry into the best M.F.A. programs in the country. Recent graduates have been accepted at prestigious institutions including Sarah Lawrence College and The New School.

Featured Profile
Ariana Carpentieri
Ariana Carpentieri '18
Creative Writing and English

“STAC helps you figure out what you want to do with your life and in your career.”

Ariana Carpentieri always knew she wanted to write. She says she has loved words – writing them, reading them – for as long as she can remember. Now she's putting that passion to use  as editor in chief of Odyssey, an online publishing platform, and Voyager, the college’s literary journal. Read more.

STAC FUTURES: Creative Writing


Content Marketer/Editor/Grant Writer/Novelist/Publisher/Teacher
STAC students pose with free books from Simon & Schuster.

Students pose with goodie bags from Simon & Schuster: free books! Students visited Simon & Schuster headquarters in Manhattan, met with representatives from Human Resources, and learned the ins and outs of the publishing business.