La Verne’s Writing Program teaches writing as a creative and an interactive intellectual pursuit in which students think of themselves as writers who are committed to the development of their craft and to the examination of their culture through intensive study of and production of compositions in multiple genres. Students in the writing program engage texts in discussion and reflect upon their roles as writers and thinkers in a diverse, global, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural world. Faculty in the program value a student-centered teaching environment that links writing theories with writing practices, and that encourages students to explore the connections between writing and other disciplines and activities.
The writing program offers the General Education Written Communication sequence, the Creative Writing Minor, and the Writing Certificate. Students wishing to major in creative writing may create their own major in consultation with the Writing Program Director. Students may also work on the staff of Prism Review, La Verne’s national literary journal. The ULV Writing Program is a member of the Associated Writing Programs.