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Creative Writing Program

Poets and writers will find no better ally than American River College, whose commitment to the language arts has earned it national acclaim. The showpiece of ARC student writing talent, the American River Review, routinely receives the highest awards in the country for its student art, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The magazine's secret to success? The array of creative writing courses taught by talented, hardworking creative writing faculty.

Distinguished former ARC creative writing students include Anthony Swofford, author of the bestselling memoir Jarhead, which was adapted into a major motion picture; Sacramento area fiction writing legend Jodi Angel; and scores of writers accepted to writing MFA programs across the country.

And now the English Department at American River College offers a certificate program in Literary Publishing, rewarding students dedicated to the labors and joys of the writing life.