Creative Writing

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Through an intensive study of the narrative form, writers learn to pull from their experience, emotion, and imagination to craft and edit works of written art. With particular attention to the building blocks of writing: plot, theme, character development, sensory details, rhythm, setting, and form budding authors explore their craft by pushing on the boundaries of narrative in short stories, plays, poems, and creative nonfiction. Writers will also learn the basics of public speaking, allowing them to share their work in both written and spoken form. The writing major is a safe space for exploring and sharing ideas, as well as for giving and receiving both peer and mentor feedback.

Meet the Mentor

Carly Husick

Carly Husick

Creative Writing Arts Mentor

Carly Husick (she/her) grew up just twenty minutes from the Westtown Campus in Malvern Pennsylvania. This will be her third year as the Creative Writing Arts Mentor at CAA and she can’t wait to get back to the energy and excitement of camp. Carly has an MFA in fiction writing from the University of New Hampshire and in the fall she’ll be heading overseas to Ireland to complete an MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin. Carly believes that there’s never a good time to stop learning and that the best way to learn is to immerse yourself in what you love and surround yourself with other people who share your passion! In her free time, Carly enjoys curling up with a good book, listening to True Crime Podcasts, and baking sourdough bread from her starter, Winnie. Carly can’t wait to write with all of you!