English, Rhetoric, and Writing
Creative Writing at Berry
Berry College offers a truly unique environment for the undergraduate creative writer. While Berry's beautiful and extensive rural setting-at 27,000 acres, the world's largest campus-offers a rare opportunity for solitude and retreat, its small community of highly dedicated student and faculty writers offers unusual opportunities to share and discuss creative work.
Creative Writing Faculty:
- Abigail Greenbaum (Fiction/Non-fiction)
- Sandra Meek (Poetry)
Students may take creative writing courses as part of an English
major, a writing or English
minor, or as electives for fulfilling any
major. Courses are offered in introductory and advanced poetry and
fiction, as well as in creative nonfiction and playwriting.
Department of English, Rhetoric and Writing also sponsors a reading
series which brings
writers of national and international reputation to campus for readings
and to meet with creative writing students. The Georgia Poetry Circuit
is also housed at Berry College.
Recent visiting writers include Marianne Boruch,
Albert Goldbarth, Larissa Szporluk, Jacqueline Osherow, Rikki Ducornet,
Kim Addonizio, Dorothy Allison, Brian Turner, Billy Collins, Scott
Cairns, Allison Joseph, Charles Wright, Robin Becker, Mark Jarman and
Berry students have many opportunities to read and publish their own work as well. Students edit
the college literary journal,Ramifications; Ramifications also
a highly popular open mike poetry night each semester. Students have
often met on their own for discussion and informal workshops, and have
read in the larger Rome community. Advanced students read extensively
from their work during their final semester
at a Senior Reading, at which they are also honored with a reception.
Berry also honors exemplary student writers each year with a number of
creative writing awards.
|Author Rick Campbell leading discussion|| ||Gretchen Henderson leading Advanced Writing class|
|The Senior Reading || || Students at dinner with visiting poet Jacqueline Osherow|