Creative Writing Workshop

Have a Listen

CWW + WWNO= Storyville

The Creative Writing Workshop and WWNO have partnered to bring "Storyville" to the airwaves. The students of the CWW & CWL write true stories about New Orleans and read them to listeners of public radio.


The UNO Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) is our resident graduate program in fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry writing, play writing and screen writing. Its curriculum requires forty-five credits of graduate work, culminating in a creative thesis and leading to the MFA degree.

About the Creative Writing Workshop

New Orleans has long been home to writers, outsiders and artists of every stripe. Now it is the setting for a literary renaissance, with a whole new generation of writers calling New Orleans home. Many of these writers begin their journey in the Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) at the University of New Orleans.

Famous for its quirky characters and tales of excess, New Orleans is, nonetheless, a place where writers finally sit down and turn life into art. Because things move at a more leisurely pace here, writers aren't faced with the task of creating characters out of the blur so common in other cities. In the CWW, the city is your classroom. You'll have free tickets to 3 major literary festivals every year, where you can meet with editors and agents and attend master classes with writers from around the world.