Do you enjoy writing novels, stories, poems, memoirs? Or would you like to but don't know where to start? No matter what your skill-level and experience, La Crosse has a program to help you excel as a creative writer.

UW-La Crosse offers an  18-credit Creative Writing minor .  With a large selection of courses, creative writing students can model their education around the writing form of their choice or create a schedule of eclectic courses.

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Founded In 1996 by members of the UW-La Crosse English department, Steam Ticket: A Third Coast Review is a nationally-distributed annual literary journal that publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and artwork from writers and artists around the world. Students enrolled in English 320 (Literary Journal Production) work as editors and readers to select engaging works from established prize-winning writers as well as from new and emerging writers. The process is overseen by a professor who has experience in creative writing and publishing. The Steam Ticket staff commits itself to celebrating diversity in the selections of its content. 

As part of a panel that took place during UWL’s 2019 Creative Imperatives Festival, a collection of Creative Writing students were invited to share their responses to this prompt: "Why I Write." Here’s what they had to say.

Why We Write Collection