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Creative Writing

The Georgia State University Creative Writing Program (part of the Department of English) offers diverse and challenging educational experiences in the literary arts. Our award-winning faculty of poets, novelists, and fiction writers mentor undergraduate and graduate students who come to GSU to study the craft and art of writing, to edit the student-run literary magazine New South, and to prepare for careers in writing, publishing, and education.

The Creative Writing Program's Events Series brings to campus nationally and internationally-known writers and editors who give public readings and lectures and meet with students for workshops and Q&A sessions. Recent visitors have included Jim Crace, ZZ Packer, Aleksandar Hemon, Tom Franklin, Hannah Tinti, Stuart Dybek, Edward Hirsch, Heidi Julavits, and Percival Everett.

Georgia State University is home to the the award-winning Five Points: A Journal of Literature and Art, which showcases in its pages the work of prominent contemporary artists. Contributors have included Ann Beattie, Edward Hirsch, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Joyce Carol Oates, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Charles Wright and many other important poets, writers, and visual artists. 

For more information about the Creative Writing Program, the Events Series, or Five Points, please visit us online at http:// or

Congratulations Five Points on being named a Top Ten Literary Magazine!  Read more here.

Congratulations to GSU's Creative Writing PhD Program!  It has been ranked #15 in the country by Poets and Writers Magazine.  Read more about the rankings here.