Creative Writing Courses

The English Department offers two courses specifically designed to help students develop their creative writing skills, with an introductory approach to poetry and fiction in English 127, and a focus on the short story in English 124/125.

This semester's online LAVC schedule of classes will give you current, crucial information on each course.

The tutors at the Writing Center, in Humanities 101, always welcome creative writers to come in and get feedback on their work.

There are some fiction and poetry contests each semester for students who are proud of what they’ve written.

Students of English 127, Introduction to Creative Writing, put out an annual online literary magazine called Manuscript. It is full of good fiction and poetry written by students at LAVC. Take a look at the latest edition, Manuscript 50.

There is a lot of help out there on the web for students working to sharpen their creativity, whether in poetry or prose. Here's a place to get started.