Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Learning Outside the Classroom

Canisius College Contemporary Writers Series

This series brings nationally-known writers to meet with Canisius students and to discuss their craft in an informal setting. Learn more.

The Quadrangle

The Canisius journal of literary and visual arts is a medium in which students may publish their own pieces or work as editors, gaining real-world publishing skills. Learn more.


Internships with local literary publishers, such as White Pine Press, and with local arts organizations, such as Just Buffalo Literary Center, gives you the opportunity to participate in the vibrant Buffalo literary scene and to acquire professional experience as writers, teachers, editors, and administrators.

Living Learning Community

A living learning community gives you an opportunity to live with those who have similar majors, interests, and passions.  You can attend programs that are personalized and incorporate academics into the Residence Hall.

Creative Writing Floor

Students on this floor have access to a lounge that is modified to be a peaceful writing and study area. Personalized writing workshops with faculty will be available as well as off-campus opportunities to share their works at local businesses, attend movie nights, and participate in community service.  You will have the chance to take part in:

  • Community writing hours
  • Coffeehouse readings of your work
  • Special workshops with Writing professors
  • Writing-based community service

Post-graduate study

Graduates of the creative writing program have gone on to study creative writing at some of the country’s best graduate writing programs:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Bowling Green State University
  • New York University
  • Sarah Lawrence College

They have published work in national journals, won prestigious awards, and have found rewarding and stimulating jobs in education, publishing, journalism, and arts administration. See the Alumni page for more success stories.