Course DescriptionsNEBO

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Creative Writing

Arkansas Tech's B.F.A. in creative writing, which was established in 1975, is the only B.F.A. program of its kind in this region. Each year, six high school seniors win scholarships in Tech's Creative Writing Contest

Tech creative writing students produce two copies of Nebo, Tech's award winning literary journal each year.

Program History

B.C. Hall B.C. Hall, the author of The South, Judgment Day, Big Muddy and other books, was one of the founders of Tech's creative writing program.

Francis Gwaltney, the author of The Day the Century Ended, Destiny's Chickens, Idols and Axel Grease,and other novels was another founder of Tech's creative writing program.

Nick Morris

Tech creative writing graduates have gone on to advanced study at the University of Texas, Penn State University, Southern Mississippi University, Naropa University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Arkansas. Nick Morris, pictured at the left published his first book, Tapeworm and returned to Tech on November 19, 2010, to read from it.

Brooke Hobby JohnsonBrooke Hobby Johnson, pictured at the right, had her young-adult steampunk novel The Brass Giantpublished by Harper's in May 2015.

Mike RitchieTo read and manipulate creative writing professor Michael Karl Ritchie's experimental poems "Spaceship" and "Robot" click the title..  
  Click the link below to view Tech faculty, students, and visiting authors discuss their work:Video Discussion: Nelson Ramirez, Andrew Geyer, Saira Khan, Paul Lake, Michael Karl Ritchie, Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf, and Clay Reynolds