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 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, U. of Warwick,
U. of Westminster, U. of Arizona, U. of New Mexico,
School of Fine Arts in Boston, Seattle U., Knox College, Bard College, U. of Texas-Austin Plan II,
St. Edwards U., Trinity U., UTSA, U. of the Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake, St. Mary’s U., Texas State, Tulane, Loyola New Orleans and LSU.