Welcome to Creative Writing

Monash provides specialised training in the practice of creative writing, offering subjects in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. We survey the history and theory of a variety of literary genres, providing a comprehensive education in the field. In collaborative workshops, students are encouraged to experiment across a range of stylistic models, developing professional skills as both writers and editors. Our lecturers are accomplished authors with extensive industry experience, who can provide unique opportunities for you to advance your work and engage with acclaimed writers from around the world. The short stories, poetry and literary essays of our students appear in Australia’s leading literary magazines, as well as in Monash’s own specialist journal, Verge.

Submissions to Verge 2019 are now closed. Submissions will re-open next year.

Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, with one of the winners of the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, at the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2014. Photo credit: Mark Gambino
  • Verge is an annual collection that highlights the best creative writing from Monash University students, and the 2017 edition of Verge, entitled ‘Chimera‘, was co-edited by Monash Arts PhD candidates Aisling Smith, Bonnie Reid and Gavin Yates. This thirteenth edition of Monash's creative writing annual collects work inspired by the ‘Chimera' theme: reflecting something desired but always out of… Read more
  • Billed as the ‘greatest literary show on earth’ the Zee Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) welcomed more than 350,000 visitors in 2017. Those numbers look set to grow in 2018 as thousands of enthusiasts moved through the Diggi Palace gates to experience the festival. The event showcases a range of voices from India and abroad. This year, one of those voices was Monash Arts academic Dr. Mridula Nath Chakraborty. Read more
  • My Place My Story: Poetry Corners Monash will be launching this Saturday 25 November at 11am, in Clayton Community Centre courtyard. This is the second year of the My Place My Story project that Professor Sue Kossew and Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty have been working on, with the City of Monash and the Clayton Community… Read more

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