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IU Creative Writing Program Among the Top in the Nation


Indiana University's Creative Writing Program in the English Department ranks #12 in the nation, according to Poets and Writers magazine, one of the two main professional journals for writers. IU's Creative Writing beats out such illustrious programs as Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and University of Houston. The ranking is a recognition of the program's long tradition of commitment to quality and to nurturing some of the most talented young writers from America and abroad.

Jonathan Elmer, Chair of the English Department, said, "We can all be proud of this wonderful program and the talented writers, teachers, and students in it."

"We are very pleased with this news," said Samrat Upadhyay, Director of Creative Writing. "We've always known that our program provides a rigorous and supportive environment for writers to develop their craft, to grow as thinkers and teachers, and that our graduates go on to publish well and do wonderful work all over the country. This honor confirms our dedication to our students and to the art of writing, and validates the wonderful community we have here."