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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.

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Creative Writing Spring 2022 Course Descriptions

Detailed course descriptions for the Spring 2022 semester are availble on the

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From "In the After" by Tonya Foster

Please enjoy this poem by Assistant Professor Tonya M. Foster, in poets.org poem of the day;

Michelle Carter's "How to Pray" rejects abortion storytelling clichés

Datebook, by SF Chronicle, has written a piece with our beloved Professor Michelle Carter. Read about her play here:

Our Spring 2021 Ann Fields Award & Tillie Olsen Prize Winners!

Creative Writing would like to congratulate winners of the Ann Field Award and of the Tillie Olsen Prize for Spring 2021.


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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.