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Creative Writing: On the Job Lecture Series

Creative Writing: On the Job is a series that challenges assumptions about the field and takes a deep dive into jobs related to the discipline of Creative Writing.

About the Creative Writing Certificate

College of DuPage is the first community college in Illinois to offer a creative writing certificate—a stackable credential for professionals looking to enhance their ability to tell a story for their employer. The certificate also serves writers seeking to perfect their craft for publication.

The program includes 5 classes: Introduction to Creative Writing, a genre writing course, a literature or theater course, an elective, and a capstone! 

Writers choose from various academic tracks including Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenwriting, or general Creative Writing studies.

For more information, learn more about Creative Writing or contact Professor Trina Sotirakopulos, Chair of the Creative Writing Certificate Program

Creative Writing Videos


The mark of a good creative writer is somebody who tells a story and makes it believable.

Bonniejean Alford, Brand, Identity, and Word StrategistAlford Enterprises

English Department Chairs

Jillian Grauman, Ph.D.
Chair of Composition

Jason Snart
Chair of Literature, Creative Writing and Film