Discover Your Voice Through Artistic Expression

The CCSF Creative Writing certificate offers an interdisciplinary approach to creative expression and provides excellent preparation for a job in the publishing industry or a degree in creative writing.

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The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. 
— Dylan Thomas

As a creative writing student, you'll have the opportunity to help produce Forum, a student-run literary journal that serves the CCSF community. Twice a year (Fall and Spring Semester), Forum collects, edits and publishes quality works of literature and the visual arts as produced by the CCSF family. 

Lit Night is a literary salon held at Ocean Ale House. CCSF writers have the opportunity to bring their writing and share their work with our community. 

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Each semester we host a series of public events where creative writers share their craft. Past visiting writers include:

  • Alejandro Murguia
  • Brenda Hillman
  • DA Powell
  • Maceo Montoya
  • Mary Szybist
  • Peter Orner
  • Rusty Morrison
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
    and more!

CCSF events supported or sponsored by the Creative Writing Program:

  • P4P (Poetry for the People) Readings
  • Forum Readings
  • Theatre Arts Productions
  • City Shorts
  • Photography Exhibits
  • Etc. Magazine
  • and more!