College of Communication & Creative Arts - Writing Arts
Welcome to the
Writing Arts Department at Rowan University!
The Department of Writing Arts develops students' academic achievement, professional success, and personal growth through its first-year writing program, concentration in creative writing, undergraduate major, graduate certificates, and Master's in Writing. By combining the best of rhetorical and educational traditions with appropriate state-of-the-practice technology and innovative teaching, the Department advances students' understanding of written communication within our dynamic culture. Through scholarly and creative activity, interdisciplinary collaboration and community outreach, the Department forges connections with a wide range of individuals and institutions. Writing Arts-focused both on the art and craft of writing-meets the needs for an articulate, informed citizenry with enthusiasm, creativity, and rigor.
Writing Arts was a Conference on College Composition and Communication Award Winner for 2004.
Winners of the 2012 Denise Gess Literary Awards at Rowan University
The Edward J. Czwartacki Award for Short Fiction
1st - "The Incisor" - Katelyn Catinella, Class of 2012
2nd - "Cedric the Great" - Kristina Forest, Class of 2014
3rd - "The Path" - Christopher Cullen, Class of 2012
"The Cemetery Watchers" - Alex Grover, Class of 2014
"The Couch in the Basement" - Samantha Brown, second year MAW
The Pat. B. Tweedie Award for Creative Nonfiction
1st - "Atop the Camel’s Hump" - Casey Otto, Class of 2012
2nd - "The Bridge" - Lacey Bouchard, Class of 2013
3rd - "Hate Island" - Samantha Brown, second year MAW program
"The Hike" - Kayla Ewing, Class of 2013
"The Great Blue Circle" - Natalie Busarello, Class of 2013
Rowan University Prize for Poetry
1st - "Have You Seen Me?" - Joe McGee, second year MAW program
2nd - "The Devil We Know (and other Folklore from the Garden State)" -Samantha Brown, second year MAW program
3rd - "Authentic Philosophy" - Rebecca Force, second year MAW program
"Carpooling to Game Night" - Jayne Dzuback, Class of 2012
"Obsessive Love Disorder" - Regina McMenamin Lloyd, Class of 2015
"dream-walking" - Meghan O’Donnell, second year MAW program
"Resignation" - Anita Sipala, Class of 2012
Julia MacDonnell Chang
Ext. 3417 (from off campus, 856-256-4500, ext. 3417)
Click here to see 2010's Literary Award Winners.