Creative writing major and basketball player Charli Elliott '19 will deliver a commencement address — then go on to Taiwan to teach English as a second language.
The Pacific University Department of English welcomes writers and storytellers of all kinds.
We offer majors and minors in three areas, encouraging students to pursue their passion for words on the way to careers in publishing, education, and law. Study Editing and Publishing, English Literature, and Creative Writing 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.
Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program has established a scholarship fund in Dunn's name to empower exceptional female writers.
Only as the Day Is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the mundane.