welcome to

the Creative Writing Program

at Santa Barbara City College

The program is housed in SBCC's Department of English. Courses are taught by members of the English and Journalism Departments.

As a recent article in The Independent highlighted, we encourage both beginning and experienced writers to become part of the program. We offer an experienced faculty, a robust Visiting Writers Series, and--for students enrolled at least half-time at SBCC--the opportunity to compete for the prestigious Emmons Poetry Prize.

Need more convincing? Listen to these SBCC creative writing students.

Whether you're interested in taking a single class, or completing our Creative Writing Certificate, we're happy to have you at SBCC.

If you have questions, please email Chella Courington while program director David Starkey is on sabbatical, 2017-18.