Stokes Center for Creative Writing

The Stokes Center for Creative Writing advances the discipline of creative writing in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and screen-writing. With its sponsorship of readings, lectures, workshops, and interdisciplinary events the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts promotes a vital writers' network in the  area, one committed to providing programs of appeal to a great variety of audiences. The beginning wordsmith and the established word master, the student and the professional alike will find in the Center a place from which to draw strength, encouragement and support in producing their work and in finding the opportunity to share it with others.

Our Creative Writing Faculty


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Frye Gaillard | USA Writer in Residence

Specializes in Southern culture and history.

CB 128  |  460-7559 fgaillard@southalabama.edu


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Carolyn Haines | Assistant Professor

Fiction Coordinator.

HUMB 252  |  460-6147  |  carolynhaines56@gmail.com  | carolynhaines.com


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Sue Walker | Professor

Stokes Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing. Specializes in American/Southern lit, ecology, lit and medicine, and poetics.

HUMB 277  |  460-6149  |  suewalker@southalabama.edu negativecapabilitypress.org


USA Creative Writing Newsletters

Spring 2012 - Creative Writing News (.pdf)