The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Creative Writing Program College of Fine Arts

Welcome to the Creative Writing Program

If you love to read and write you've come to the right place for exciting and creative courses in the craft of writing at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Check out our web pages and imagine yourself as a published author, college or high school teacher, journalist, lawyer (law schools want writers), editor, publisher or wherever your imagination carries you.

News & Events

Creative Writing Program

2017 riverSedge Release Reading and Reception
Presentations by editors, authors, and artists in celebration of the 40th anniversary issue of riverSedge, UTRGV’s journal of art and literature. Public is invited to attend.
Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 6-8:00 p.m.
Location: Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery
For more information: (956) 665-8771


Professor and Poet: Emmy Pérez awarded NEA poetry fellowship 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JUNE 9, 2017 – Emmy Pérez, UTRGV associate professor of creative writing and interim director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been selected as a 2017 Literature Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the full release.