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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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Summer Course Offerings in Creative Writing

Creative Writing will be offering the following courses this Summer 2021 semester. Schedule and course descriptions are available below.


May-lee Chai smiling in front of a bookshelf in The Poetry Center

Op-Ed by Professor Chai: How Asian Women Are Relentlessly Objectified in American Culture

LOS ANGELES TIMES -- May-lee Chai, an associate professor of Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, is the author most recently of “Useful Phrases for Immigrants.”

Headshots of See-Won Byun, Sukanya Chakrabarti, Laura Green, Michael David Lukas and Leslie Quintanilla

Professor Michael David Lukas Receives Marcus Early Career Research Award

In its second year, the College of Liberal & Creative Arts’ Marcus Early Career Research Award will help five faculty members complete their book and film projects that explore social-justice i

Tltotlo Tsamaase Visits, Free March 3rd to CW Faculty and Students

You are invited to join us for a special visit from Tltotlo Tsamaase, who will be Zooming in from Botswana, at 7 p.m.

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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.