The LS Writing Program, with its focus on creative and critical expression, is an integral part of Liberal Studies. The course offerings in both the LS Core and Global Liberal Studies help students develop their voices and critical eye through a range of topic-oriented, first-year writing courses and more advanced courses in journalism, filmmaking, translation, and creative writing.
Writing Program faculty include a number of award-winning writers and distinguished teachers and scholars. As a global-focused program with writing faculty from different fields, students encounter a diversity of texts and pedagogies. Across its many different global sites, the LS Writing Program draws on the resources of the city both inside and outside the classroom. Courses challenge students to explore their own writing practices, and expand their skills in storytelling, argument, and critical thinking.
Each semester, LS hosts a number of readings and conversations with contemporary writers, as well as student/faculty readings that highlight the work of the program. The West 4th Street Review, a student-led creative writing journal, is published annually in print and online.