Writing at Lamar University

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Lamar University's English Department offers

  • A Master’s degree with or without a thesis
  • A Master’s degree with a writing thesis option
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English with a Writing concentration
  • A minor in writing
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in writing
  • Teaching assistantships and jobs as editors/proofreaders, web designers, tutors, writers and graders/assistants
  • Readings by regionally and nationally known writers and poets
  • Small classes and individual instruction
  • Graduate and undergraduate classes in fiction, poetry, creative-non fiction, feature article writing, technical writing, critical writing, rhetoric and pedagogy
  • A smooth transition from undergraduate to graduate study
  • Editing and publishing opportunities in Pulse, Lamar Journal of the HumanitiesReview of Texas Books.

Writing Students have won state and region-wide contests, published in state and region wide journals, gone on to Ph.D. programs and gotten jobs in high schools, colleges and businesses.

Members of Writing Faculty
Adrienne Blackwell-Starnes, Assistant Professor — rhetoric
Jerry Bradley, Professor, editor, poet — grammar and poetry
Jerry Craven, visiting writer and editor, Director Lamar University Literary Press
Gretchen Johnson, Assistant Professor — creative writing
Sara Hillin, Assoc. Professor, Writing Director — composition and rhetoric
Katherine Hoerth: Poetry, editor Lamar University Literary Press
Max Loges, Professor — technical writing
Jim Sanderson, Professor, University Scholar — fiction and nonfiction
(Four Lamar instructors are members of the Texas Institute of Letters. Lamar faculty members have published novels, short story collections, essay collections, poetry collections, articles, reviews, scholarship, manuals and textbooks. Check out their publications on Amazon.com).

Creative Writing links
Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Texas Institute of Letters
Writers League of Texas

Other Links of Interest
Lamar Literary Press

For information or help contact
Sara Hillin, Box 10023, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX 77710
409/880/7652; sara.pace@lamar.edu