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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

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Join us at The Creative Writing Graduation Celebration!

Come one, come all! The Marcus Foundation and the Creative Writing Department present the Creative Writing Graduation Celebration.

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.

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Summer 2019 Schedule Now Available

The class schedule for our summer Creative Writing Courses now available!

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Velro Graduate Reading Series, Tuesday 5 - 7 PM, HUM 511

Join hosts Daniel Davis-Williams and Maia Bull every Tuesday in the Poetry Center, Humanities Building room 511, for a reading by two featured Grad students or occasional Alumni.

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.