Mission Statement

Founded in 1993, the Creative Writing Project (CWP) at NCC, a member of the Association of Writers Programs (AWP), was one of the first community college creative writing programs in the United States. As of 2016, the project became a program, offering an A. A. degree in Creative Writing.
The Program seeks to:

  • enrich the lives of students and the community at large by celebrating the art of writing; 
  • encourage student appreciation and pursuit of imaginative writing through courses in poetry, fiction, play and screenwriting, and creative nonfiction;
  • educate students and community members about the profession and craft of writing through the Lit, Live! reading series, which invites a diverse array of both nationally and internationally acclaimed authors as well as emerging writers to share their work and experiences;
  • extend applied learning opportunities for students working with LUNA, the student literary magazine, and The Nassau Review, NCC’s international literary magazine, to work directly with the CWP; and 
  • expose the next generation of writers to the world of creative writing by reaching beyond the classroom and campus into the Nassau community, uniting the College with local school districts and community programs. 

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