Meet Creative Writing Minor Kaylah Bozkurtian ’22

Kaylah BozkurtianHometown: Garden City, New York

Major/Minors: Studio Art major; Theatre, History, & Creative Writing minors

WFU Highlights: During the spring semester of my sophomore year, I took CRW 384: Playwriting; we were only on-campus through March 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the time that I spent with my classmates–a mix of students from the Creative Writing, Theatre, and Communication departments–both in-person and on Zoom, I bonded with a talented and supportive group of writers (and performers) who I consider friends to this day. In that playwriting class, I was able to merge my love of the written word with my love of the theatre. It ended up being the last push that I needed to incorporate a Theatre minor into my degree!

Post-Grad Plans: My plans after graduation have not yet been set in stone, but I have already started looking for positions in the publishing, theatre, and video game industries, wherein I will be challenged to apply my skills in both writing and design. I also plan to return to school to pursue a graduate degree, as I aspire to professorship.

Why I chose my majors and minors: I knew that I would major in Studio Art before I started my first college application, and it was actually the offer of a Presidential Scholarship in Visual Art that led me to attend Wake Forest. The path to my minors, on the other hand, was a bit more meandering! I fell in love with the disciplines (Theatre, History, and Creative Writing) due to the genuine love of my professors for their subject matter; it wasn’t until I realized that each of the three disciplines approaches the art of storytelling from a unique and necessary perspective that the metaphorical puzzle pieces fell into place.

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