Goucher College has one of the most established undergraduate programs in creative writing in the nation. Students specializing in creative writing must major in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Regardless of their concentration, all students majoring in English learn about British and American literature, critical analysis, and critical theory. Upon graduation, successful creative writing concentrators can expect to become well rounded thinkers and writers who have the tools to gain publication.

Goucher’s Kratz Center for Creative Writing complements the creative writing program. The Center brings nationally recognized authors like ROBERT STONE, ANN PATCHETT, and EDWARD P. JONES to Goucher College for lectures, readings, and semester-long residencies. These authors work closely with students within the creative writing program to provide a stimulating intellectual and creative environment in which the highest quality of writing is encouraged. The Kratz Center functions cooperatively with the undergraduate creative writing program, enhancing and expanding the curriculum with distinguished visiting guest writers and new course offerings.