M.Div./M.Min. – Writing Emphasis

Quaker history is rich in the written word. Friends history spans a number of remarkable fiction and non-fiction writers, essayists and poets. Although writing is not a typical field of study in seminaries, the role of writing as public ministry among Friends and other faith traditions makes it a worthy and important field of study.

The writing emphasis hones both writers' skills in multiple genres, and develops their understandings of writing as public ministry. Courses in this emphasis include Writing as Ministry; Writing the Story; Literary Non-Fiction; Creative Non-Fiction; Writing for Publication, and rotating courses devoted to other genres. Students study both Friends writings, as well as authors from other religious traditions and the secular world.

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Recent and Upcoming Writing Courses

2019 Spring WR 230-O Literary Non-Fiction online
2019 Spring WR 350-B Writing Seminar residential and blended
2019 Fall WR 280 Poetry residential and blended
2019 Fall WR 290 Writing Mental Illness residential and blended
2019 Fall T 315 Theopoetics weekend intensive
2019 Fall T 247 Science Fiction and Theology weekend intensive
2020 January WR 370-T Prayer and Spirituality Writing two-week intensive
2020 Spring WR 245-O Digital Genres online
2020 Spring WR 270 Applied Storytelling residential and blended
2020 Spring WR 350 Writing Seminar residential and blended
2020 August WR 230-T Creative Nonfiction two-week intensive
2020 Fall WR 215 Integrated Theopoetics and Writing residential and blended
2020 Fall WR 220-O Writing the Story online
2020 Fall T 230 Survey of Christian Poetry residential and blended

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.

Plan to Attend the Ministry of Writing Colloquium

Students, prospective students and those interested in a ministry of writing should plan to attend the next Ministry of Writing Colloquium in Fall 2020. The colloquium will bring together storytellers, poets, theologians and activists to explore a creative vision of ministry in community.