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About Creative Writing

There are a variety of ways to experience the creative writing program at Salem State outside of the classroom. The Writers' Series invites noted authors of short stories, biography, poetry, poetry, memoir and essays to share their work at free readings throughout the academic year. Enjoy Red Skies, the student-produced e-zine, or Soundings East, the student-edited, nationally distributed literary magazine. Each year, the creative writing program celebrates its own with an undergraduate reading, a graduate student reading, and a faculty/staff reading of original works.

Interested in studying Creative Writing? Learn more about the English department and the creative writing concentration.

Photo of Arielle Hebert winner of Claire Keyes Poetry Prize

2020 Claire Keyes Poetry Prize Winner is Arielle Hebert

Hebert's work will be included in upcoming issue of Salem State's literary magazine Soundings East

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