Concordia Experience


Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a strong part of the Arts at Concordia-Chicago. Students can practice their craft in a variety of ways. 

  • Take courses offered through our Creative Writing minor
  • Submit work to Motif, the annual creative arts journal
  • Work with a guest writer who visits campus each semester  

Creative Writing Minor at Concordia University Chicago

The creative writing program requires introductory courses in writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and playwriting. This approach allows you to experiment with all the major genres. A senior project option allows you to do an independent study in a particular genre. Learn more about the creative writing minor

The Motif

Motif 2016

Motif is the annual creative arts journal of Concordia University Chicago. Published each spring, Motif includes poetry, short fiction, essays, and artwork by Concordia students and faculty. The journal began publication in 1960, under the leadership of English professors F. S. Janzow and Henry Lettermann. David Rogner, Professor of English, serves as the current editor. 

View previous editions of Motif.