The University of Jamestown offers a minor in Creative Writing. The minor in Creative Writing can enhance virtually any professional program as it offers students the opportunity to learn the craft of writing by studying the works of published writers, by writing and revising their own work, and by examining, critiquing, and supporting each others’ work. The minor in Creative Writing will be awarded only on completion of a baccalaureate degree at the University of Jamestown.

Larry Woiwode
Writer in Residence

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Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
Advanced Creative Writing: Flash Fiction
Advanced Creative Writing: The Memoir
Advanced Creative Writing: The Novella
Advanced Multi-Genre Writing
Creative Non-Fiction
Creative Writing: Short Fiction
Special Topics: Playwriting

Writing Workshops

Writing workshops are currently being offered every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 during the school year, unless more than one is scheduled per semester in which case another evening workshop will be held. Some of the courses listed above will be offered in this format.


Plainsong is the art and literary journal of University of Jamestown and is published by the Department of English. The editorial board for Plainsong is made up of the faculty of the English Department. The editor is Larry Woiwode (, author of over a dozen books and the Poet Laureate of North Dakota. Woiwode teaches creative writing workshops in which students can receive, through the English Department, the only undergraduate creative-writing minor offered in the Upper Plains States. Many of the participants in the workshops are contributors to Plainsong.

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