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Sterling Watson
Professor of Creative Writing and Literature

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Winter Term

Eckerd College Creative Writing majors have a unique opportunity to spend a Winter Term as a participant for course credit in the annual conference, Writers in Paradise. Writers in Paradise brings to Eckerd award winning faculty from across the country for an intensive eight day experience of workshops, panel discussions, roundtables, lectures, readings, and receptions. Students exchange ideas with other participants, who include graduate students, published authors, and writers of various ages at different stages in their careers, and are able to build a writing community outside the college.

Yasmin Uriel 
Yasmin Uriel, Eckerd student and 2006 WIP participant 

Visit www.writersinparadise.com for the latest information about Writers in Paradise. 

Life After Eckerd

Creative Writing students have gone on to careers in media and newspaper reporting, designing software for interactive fiction, the hospitality industry, educational assessment, technical writing, management, counseling, teaching at all levels, editing and the law. Alumnus Dennis Lehane went on to become a world famous author of A Drink Before the War; Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; Coronado; and The Given Day.