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Creative Writing

Resources for Fiction and Poetry students. This guide supports students in English 20, 20W, 136, 137, and 138.

Writing the Other

How do you write from the perspective of someone who has very different life experiences than you? How can writers avoid accidentally perpetuating racist or sexist tropes in their work? These resources will help you navigate this often uncomfortable territory.

Helpful articles

Not sure where to start? These articles provide helpful tips on writing from the perspective of others.


These databases provide access to marginalized voices and media. This list isn't exhaustive, though. If you can't find what you're looking for, browse our subject databases or ask a librarian!