1. Students will become better readers, writers, and editors of their own and others’ fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, and be conversant with the work of major writers in American and international literature.
  2. Students will aim to produce a publishable work in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, and be prepared to submit it for publication.
  3. Students will be prepared for a professional life in writing, teaching, publishing, editing, or related fields, and will have gained experience in these arenas through their workshops, literary journal readerships, teaching opportunities, and other pre-professional activities.