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Chair & Associate Professor of English
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Creative writing students have ample opportunities to expand their education beyond the classroom. Opportunities include working on a collection of creative works as part of an Honors project, getting a feel for a possible future through an internship, or taking advantage of one of Knox's many off-campus study programs.
Our students not only learn from leading poets, authors, and scholars, but have many opportunities outside of the classroom to create and share their own work:
Catch -- nationally award-winning student creative arts magazine
Cellar Door -- literary magazine
Quiver - specializing in humor, sci-fi, fantasy, and children's literature
Common Room -- online student journal of literary criticism
The Knox Student -- award-winning student newspaper
We also offer many writing awards to recognize outstanding student work and encourage our students to submit their best work for national publication and writing competitions, such the prestigious ACM Nick Adams Fiction Competition. In its 32-year history, more winners and finalists have come from Knox than from any other college.
Many of our majors -- and minors -- pursue College Honors or other research and creative projects. Some students even present their work at national or international conferences. Here are a few recent projects.
Knox students take advantage of more than two dozen off-campus study programs. Programs of interest to students in writing and literature include:
There's no better way to explore the possibilities of life after Knox than internships:
National and international
awards won by Catch