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Creative Writing Capstone

Home of the Creative Writing Signature Capstone projects.

Creative Writing Capstone

Seniors in the Creative Writing Signature Program craft a 25-50 page Capstone project of multi-genre writing on a singular theme. These seniors present portions of their Capstones at a community reading in late spring to publicly celebrate this achievement.

“Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.” — Mary Oliver

                            “I love my rejection slips. They show me I try.” — Sylvia Plath

          “I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything -- except to keep at it.” — Chinua Achebe

                                  “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” — Kurt Vonnegut

       “Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.” — Lisa See

                  "Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts." — Anne Lamott

Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you —
Then, it will be true.  — Langston Hughes

       "I believe there is magic in everything.”                                  

                                                                                        — Frances Hodgson Burnett