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“To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light
of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself - anybody can have ideas - the difficulty is to express them without squandering a squire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.”
--Mark Twain    


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Writing is an art, a skill, a joy, an act of hope, a method of communicating ideas, a way of expressing emotion, a means by which we describe already existing beauty, a process through which we can create new beauty.  In NESA's Creative Writing program students are encouraged to find their own voices as well as to achieve mastery of the different existing genres within literature and broadcast mediums. Through the reading of established writers and the close study of their work, students will gain a deeper knowledge of the existing canon. Through the constant creation of new material the students will be groomed to add to that canon.  In  short: young writers are provided a nurturing and secure environment, rich in resources and enhanced by the daily feedback of other writers, in which they are free to experiment, imagine, and polish their writing. 

Creative Writing Curriculum
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Creative Writing graduates have been accepted to Yale, Stanford, Princeton, Cornell , Vassar, Smith, Wellesley, Northwestern, Medill School of Journalism, University of Chicago, NYU-Tisch, Sarah Lawrence, Emerson College, University of Warwick, University of Westminster, University of Arizona, University of New Mexico, School of Fine Arts in Boston, Seattle University, Knox College, Bard College, University of Texas-Austin Plan II, St. Edwards University, Trinity University, UTSA, University of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary’s University, Texas State, Tulane, Loyola New Orleans and LSU.

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