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Creative Writing
Here is what's on tap for the ASFA-CW department in the coming weeks:
  • ASFA-CW CALENDAR: Spring semester is our busiest time of the year! Please stay tuned to this space (see PDF below) and to our blog (asfa-cw.org) for news and information related to our department's many activities between now and graduation.
  • GUEST ARTISTS: We are so excited to welcome a slate of extraordinary poets and writers to campus this semester in our distinguished Ron Casey Visiting Writers' Series. In February, we'll host poet Abraham Smith (Feb 20), then April will be wall-to-wall readers: Alina Stefanescu (Apr 6), ASFA-CW alum Emma Bolden (Apr 13), and -- thanks to a generous grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation -- Mira Jacob (Apr 27), whose latest book, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, was long-listed for the PEN/Open Book Award and named one of the best books of the year by a host of influential magazines and newspapers, including Time, the New York Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Esquire, and more. Readings in this series are free and open to the public. Please see the ASFA-CW calendar below for more information.    
  • ASFA-CW SENIOR SHOWCASE: Our first-ever school-wide Senior Showcase was a smash success! We're very pleased to have video of the event, which is now posted  to the ASFA YouTube channel, along with a "making of" video featuring interviews with the students who performed interspersed with footage from the event. We're so proud of our amazing seniors! 
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline to submit an application for admission for the 2020-21 academic school year has passed. ​​​​​​​​If a prospective student wishes to receive special consideration for admission but has missed the application deadline, permission may be sought by contacting Registrar Melanie Lee to receive additional information. Late applications will be accepted pending approval of the Executive Director, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Specialty Department Chair and admission will be determined based on talent, enrollment space, departmental needs, and dormitory availability (if applicable).  If you missed Open House in October, check out this post on our blog for some information and resources about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. That should help you determine if ASFA-CW might be the right place for you. You can also still visit ASFA to take a tour or to shadow one of our students for a day.