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May 11, 2018

Save the Date: The Creative Writing Program Turns 50

By Shilo Rea

Carnegie Mellon University’s Creative Writing Program was one of the first—and remains one of the only—undergraduate programs of its kind. This fall, the program will celebrate its 50th anniversary.

“Our students have gone on to have amazing and successful careers in almost every way imaginable, from Hollywood screenwriters and journalists to educators and public policy advocates,” said Sharon Dilworth, associate professor of English in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and director of the program. “Each class and groups of students and faculty have always shared a special camaraderie, and this will be a chance to get together, learn from each other and have some fun sharing our common history.” 

Dilworth is organizing a series of events that will be held Wednesday – Saturday, Oct. 24 -27, 2018. Events will include panel discussions and opportunities to meet current students and reconnect with classmates and professors. There will also be a party.

Creative Writing Program alumni who are interested in attending can sign up to receive more information.

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