We all have stories we want to share.

Austin Community College District

Creative Writing Department

A Message from Our Chair

Sometimes it seems people forget the importance of stories, and how they show our human interconnectedness. We are threads in a narrative tapestry reaching back centuries.  If you are looking for time and space to develop your voice and a sense of your story in the larger picture, Creative Writing classes are a good place to start. Check out the classes we offer to see what kind of future you can shape with your story. Welcome to the Creative Writing community at ACC. 

– C. Prudence Arceneaux, Department Chair

Your Story Starts Here 

Come join our thriving writing community. At ACC, people of diverse backgrounds, in different stages of life, come together to learn the craft of creative writing. You’ll study classic and contemporary writers, learn from passionate professors who are active writers in their field, and develop the ability to give and receive encouraging, constructive feedback. We’ll help you become a skilled writer so that you can give your stories the voice they deserve!


You Belong Here

We believe in the importance of fostering confidence, building community, and honing our craft. We believe writers of all ages can benefit from taking a course with us—and we welcome all writers, regardless of ability, aspiration or experience. Classes are limited to fifteen students, which allows us to dive deep and grow our understanding of craft. Come join us!

The Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College (ACC) helps students of all backgrounds and ages discover the power and enjoyment of writing creatively. Our courses introduce writers to the knowledge and literary tools needed for writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, plays, and screenplays. Our courses help students explore a subject area in greater depth within a seminar/workshop setting. Our faculty consist of practicing writers with advanced degrees and/or first-hand experience and publications in the subjects they teach. ACC offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Creative Writing in both face-to-face and online formats, giving students on opportunity to produce professional-level projects and also to transfer their skills to four-year universities.