Julia B. Levine MFA '19 named an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.
The Pacific University Department of English welcomes writers and storytellers of all kinds.
We offer majors and minors in four areas, encouraging students to pursue their passion for words on the way to careers in publishing, education, and law. Study Creative Writing, Disability Studies, Editing & Publishing, and English Literature at Pacific.
We welcome writers who want to interrogate the literatures of the world, as well as those who want to make them. At Pacific, you can study abroad to hone your travel writing skills in Spain, as well as domestically to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to engage the drama of William Shakespeare then and now. You can also meet your literary heroes interning with Pacific’s MFA in Writing as well as in public readings given as part of the annual Visiting Writers Series.
We offer students many avenues through which to develop and showcase their writing, as well as explore the careers to publish others. You can work as an assistant editor on the literary magazine, Silk Road Review: A Literary Crossroads, as well as on the academic journal, IJURCA: International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry. Compete, too, for prizes and publication in PLUM: Pacific’s Literature by Undergraduates Magazine.
Come find your voice at Pacific.
"Ollie Kurk is an exceptional thinker and writer who distinguished herself early on at Pacific University," nominators wrote.
Guerrero is the editor of an anthology of poetry by female poets of Hawai'i, served as a First-Year Seminar mentor, and worked with PLUM and Silk Road Review publications at Pacific.