Columbia College Chicago

Creative Writing

At Columbia, you’ll be guided by professors whose own artistic practice covers a wide aesthetic range and are actively publishing, editing and reading new work. Members of our faculty have written national and international bestsellers; have published stories in Granta, Tin House, and McSweeney’s, among others; and have been the recipients of the Whiting Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Nelson Algren Literary Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award. You’ll also meet well-known visiting writers at workshops, guest lectures and other special events.

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