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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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Gabby Rivera

Register for An Afternoon with Gabby Rivera, October 22nd

An Afternoon with Gabby Rivera, in celebration of her receiving SFSU's Gina Berriault Award

October 22, 2020, 4 pm.

Creative Writing Planning for BIPOC Inclusion and Support

Dear Student-Faculty Working Group,

Thank you for inviting me to participate in meaningful dialogue about education as a practice of freedom for BIPOC and all of our students.

Racism posters at rally

Black Lives Matter

As writers, teachers, and human beings, the creative writing faculty and I send our heartfelt support to our Black students, to Black writers in the Bay Area and beyond, as well as to the Black Liv

SF State Fringe Festival adapts to shelter-in-place, moves online for first time

By Jamie Oppenheim, SF State News

School of Theatre and Dance rolls out student plays online throughout May

SF State Creative Writing Program - Write with Us - Apply

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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.