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Scott Ward
Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

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

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Graduate School

Graduates of the Eckerd College Creative Writing Program are publishing professional writers and people who have used their writing skills in a variety of careers. Our graduates have completed advanced degrees in many of the finest creative writing programs in America, including the University of Iowa, The Johns Hopkins University, Hollins College, Indiana University, Florida International University, The University of Miami, Emerson College, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Stanford University.

"The Creative Writing major at Eckerd entirely and absolutely determined my life -- as a writer, as a reader, as a thinker, and as a man."

- Jay Baron Nicorvo
Creative Writing Graduate, Eckerd College
Graduate of the MFA Program at Emerson College

" I was impressed by the familiarity of the writing workshop and the emphasis put on publishing, actually getting your stuff out there... My prose has taken a quantum leap since coming here... It has helped tremendously to be included in a circle of thinking writers... This is who I am and what I am totally free to do."

- Simeon Berry
Creative Writing Graduate, Eckerd College
Graduate of the MFA Program at Indiana University

"The Eckerd College Creative Writing program prepared me for graduate school and the publishing world. Professors Watson and Ward have structured the program to be very similar to a graduate writing program, so when I entered into the MFA program at Florida International University I knew exactly what to expect. I owe any bit of writing success that I've had or that I will have in the future to Sterling Watson and Scott Ward."

- Melanie Neale
Creative Writing Graduate, Eckerd College
Graduate of the MFA Program at Florida International University

"The Creative Writing program at Eckerd College prepared me for life as a writer better than anything else I have experienced, including my graduate program. The writers who teach [at Eckerd] are there, of course, to help each student reach his or her potential as a writer, but I feel they give a truly accurate portrayal of the writing life, without needlessly romanticizing it."

- Erin Lavalle
Creative Writing Graduate, Eckerd College
Graduate of the MFA Program at Emerson College

Scholarships

Artistic Achievement Scholarships are available to creative writers. Interested students should follow the Creative Writing Award Submission Guidelines Located on the Financial Aid Home Page under Scholarships and Artistic Achievement Awards and mail all pertinent materials prior to the application deadline.

Writers in Paradise

Writers in Paradise

Located on the beautiful waterfront campus of Eckerd College, this writers' conference features professional writers at the top of their form spending time with motivated and talented participants who seek an intimate, unhurried climate for learning . . . in paradise.