Creative Writing and Thought

Better Thinkers Make Better Writers

In Creative Writing and Thought, students take a mixture of courses designed to help them practice the craft of creative writing while exploring its philosophical underpinnings. By recognizing that reading and writing are profoundly inter-related, students learn to be better readers of imaginative works and to take their reading experiences into their writing. Students are provided with opportunities to share their work in group critiques, writing workshops, campus competitions, and informal conversations during weekly meetings of the Wordsmiths.


Sawyer finds ideal fit with BookTrails internship

As Jake Sawyer was reading the Office of Career Services' weekly Career Corner newsletter last semester, a line under the internship opportunities section with the title, "BookTrails: Steamboat Springs, Colorado," suddenly caught his eye.

Istanbul residency program inspires Binns

After spending six weeks of his winter break at a renowned art residency program in Istanbul, Turkey, a stimulated and invigorated Samuel Binns couldn't wait to get back on the University of the Ozarks campus to put his newfound inspiration to work.

Pearson spends summer teaching English in Guatemala

How does a college student from Springdale, Ark., end up in Guatemala teaching English to the locals and working on her own Spanish-speaking competency?