College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

B.A. English (Creative Writing)


The Creative Writing Program

“Leading with Service – Motivating through Words and Ideas”

North Carolina A&T is one of the oldest historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) offering a full-service Creative Writing Program, and one of the few offering a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Creative Writing. At North Carolina A&T we help you shape your ideas into the spoken or printed word.

Students choose from two tracks: fiction or poetry, and while our curriculum includes a full range of literature past and present, we have a special focus on African-American Literature, literature of Africa and the African Diaspora. Spoken Word and Hip-Hop are among the courses offered. Such diverse course offerings allow our Creative Writing majors to develop their talents in writing fiction, poetry, screenwriting, spoken word and nonfiction from a diverse background of writing traditions.

Students also have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the Aggie Open-mic Series: SpiritSpeak
  • Attend the Carolina on my Mind Reading Series
  • Become an Aggie Keeper Peer-mentor
  • Perform in N.C. A&T’s premier Spoken Word Troupe: Poetic Insurgents
  • Become the next Aggie Poet Laureate
  • Become an Aggie Poet of the Month
  • Publish in our literary journal: Encore
  • Join the creative writing club: Freedom Scribes
  • Showcase creative work in The Blue Poet Salon
  • Write in the Bi-annual Craft Workshops for majors
  • Participate in a writing competition: NC HBCU Literary Network
  • Participate in the annual "Aggies Create" Literary Festival

For more information contact:

Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad, Program Director
Creative Writing Program, General Classroom Building A-427
Telephone: 336-285-3501