Creative Writing Workshop


3.0 units of USC credit




International students who are non-native English speakers should have a TOEFL score of 100 or better


Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Special Dress Code



New to creative writing, or haven’t tried it yet? Experience the collaborative environment of a writing workshop. Get constructive feedback from peers, while also working one-on-one with instructors to hone your writing skills. Learn four different literary forms and analyze the literary techniques of accomplished authors in these forms. Through your own study and input from fellow workshop participants, you will learn to “read as a writer” and “write for a reader.” Above all else, this course will encourage you to experiment in order to define and refine your own voice.


  • Produce a portfolio of your own work, including a polished personal essay suitable for college applications
  • Experience the environment of a writing workshop

Topic of Study

  • Personal essay
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Flash fiction
  • Short story
  • Literary techniques of accomplished authors