York College creative writing courses offer students a chance to develop their writing and creative thinking skills under the direction of an actively publishing faculty, alongside their writing peers, and supported by a host of annual visiting writers and publishers. Each semester, our students choose from a variety of introductory and advanced creative writing courses, such as Fiction Writing or Screenwriting. The college also offers a Creative Writing Minor for those students interested in more actively pursuing their writing careers or goals. Creative writing happens outside the classroom as well, with the student literary and arts magazine, The York Review, the annual Bob Hoffman Writing Contest, and student and professional readings across campus year-round.
Fiction writer Kristopher Jansma will be giving a reading from his collection The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (Viking, 2013) in the Cora Miller Art Gallery Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 5:00PM. (This is rescheduled from a previous date.) Visit Jansma's website for more information.
Novelist Benjamin Percy was our 2012-13 York College Writer-in-Residence. Percy spent a week on campus talking to YCP students, and he gave a rousing reading from his forthcoming novel, Red Moon (due out May 7, 2013). Visit Percy's website for more information about one of the nation's best fiction writers.
During the 2013-14 academic year, York College will host another blockbuster list of emerging and established writing talent: Marco Roth, Laura van den Berg, Jen Michalski, and next year's writer-in-residence, Thomas Sayers Ellis.