Literary Arts

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The Literary Arts Department offers an inventive and intensive exploration of the art and practice of creative writing. Our program is a comprehensive, dynamic, and innovative introduction to literary genres, styles, and techniques driven by a faculty who are both dedicated teachers and practicing, published writers. Rigorous, craft-oriented writing workshops—with literature and literary analysis folded into the curriculum—comprise the core of our program. 
Literary Arts courses are differentiated to allow students at all experience and accomplishment levels to feel comfortable yet challenged. Courses include readings intended to inspire students via a diverse array of writers, both traditional and experimental, contemporary and canonical, from many intersecting cultures and identities. Literary Arts also focuses on project-based and collaborative learning, and students get hands-on experience in editing, designing, and producing publications. 
Jordan Karnes, Chair
Literary Arts

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Our current Literary Arts print and online publications are: 

Enizagam: Class-produced annual print literary journal. Features fiction and poetry submitted by writers from around the country and world. Annual Literary Contest is judged by renowned authors and results in hundreds of submissions. Students read and select all submissions. 

Nomenclatter: Class-produced online literary journal featuring new writing by Literary Arts students. Students write, workshop, and edit individual pieces based on a theme for monthly publication. 

OSA Telegraph: Class-produced online journalism site featuring articles, essays, interviews and more. Students work as writers, editors, proofreaders,and group leaders and also learn marketing and podcasting.