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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

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:

Angie Cruz save the date flyer

An Afternoon with Angie Cruz - Free October 14th

Fourteen Hills Magazine, the Creative Writing Department, The English Department, and the Marcus Fund present the Winner of the 2021 Gina Berriault Award & author of the acclaimed novel Dominic

Novelist Azareen Van der Vliet event flyer

A Conversation with Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Join the Center for Iranian Dispora Studies and the Creative Writing Department Thursday October 21st at 4 p.m.

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.


New! - Faculty Snapshot with Joseph Cassara available on YouTube

Please enjoy this snapshot of Assistant Professor Joseph Cassara, available on Youtube; Joseph Cassara: Marcus Endowed Chair in Creative Writin

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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.