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The mission of the Creative Writing Department is to make our writers attentive readers of the literatures of the world and socially aware members of society, who can use writing for self-expression, explorations of the possibilities of the medium, as well as in service of social causes and concerns.

News & Announcements

Ann Guy, balancing a stone, surrounded by nature

VelRo Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m. in the Poetry Center

The first VelRo reading, featuring Ann Guy and our very own Andrew Joron, kicked off the season last night! Come to the Poetry Center, HUM 511, Tuesdays this Spring, from 5 - 7 p.m.

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Michael David Lukas Wins National Jewish Book Award

Congratulations to Creative Writing Assistant Professor Michael David Lukas, local author of 'Watchman of Old Cairo' for winning the National Jewish Book Award.

George & Judy Marcus

SF State Announces Largest Gift in its History

San Francisco State University President Leslie E. Wong today announced a $25 million gift from alumni George and Judy Marcus — the George and Judy Marcus Funds for Excellence in the Liberal Arts.

Winter 2019 Registration Open Now

Registration is open for our winter Creative Writing Courses! Register today!

Spring 2019 Creative Writing Class Schedule Available Now

The Creative Writing Course Schedule for Spring 2019 is now available on the Creative Writing website!

Contact Us

Creative Writing Department
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
Humanities Building, Room 573

Phone: (415) 338-1891
Email: cwriting@sfsu.edu
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.