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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

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

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Creative Writing Department Announces New George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chairs

San Francisco State University has named Joseph Cassara and Tonya M. Foster the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chairs in the Creative Writing Department.

Counceling and Psychological Services and More Available Now!

In this difficult time, the Creative Writing Department would like to make sure you are aware of the support services available through Psychological Services, as well as electronic services and re

COVID-19 Information for the Creative Writing Department

To limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, President Mahoney has announced that San Francisco State University will suspend all face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

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Department Office Closed, but there's Help Available Monday through Friday!

The Creative Writing Department Office will be closed from Tuesday 3/17, to reopen at an undetermined date.

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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.