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The minor in Creative Writing allows students to develop their skills in writing fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction, through an offering of workshops that focus on form, narrative design, and the harnessing of imagination. By practicing the various crafts of imaginative writing, students gain insights into literature, providing a useful adjunct to majors such as English, Theater, and Modern Languages and Literature. The program is enhanced by courses taught by distinguished visiting writers and by the ongoing Patrick Hayes Writers Series, which brings emerging and established writers to campus to give readings, visit classes, and meet with students. It provides an opportunity for those students with strong creative instincts to develop and hone their writing skills, and to receive instructor as well as peer evaluations of their work.