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Students from all disciplines in Yale College enroll in the department’s creative writing courses. For students who wish to try their hand at learning basic elements of craft, the department recommends English 123, Introduction to Creative Writing. This course, combining the small workshop format with lectures and readings by distinguished writers, offers hands-on experience in fiction, poetry, and drama. It is open to all undergraduates, without prerequisite or application. Read more

A comprehensive list of readings at Yale can be found here.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 6:00pm, LC317 Saudi Novelist Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan will be speaking about his new novel, “A Small Death,” the fictionalized story of the...
October 16 5 PM LC 317   PRESENTED BY YALE CREATIVE WRITING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH   CO-SPONOSORED BY THE YALE COLLECTION OF AMERICAN LITERATURE AT THE BEINECKE RARE...
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Branford Common Room (74 High St.) Buzz Bissinger is the author of Friday Night Lights, which has been called the best football book of...
October 10, 2017 5 PM LC 317   Lauren Redniss is the author of three works of visual non-fiction. Her most recent book, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm, Branford Common Room (74 High St.) Nadja Spiegelman will read from and answer questions about her new memoir, I’m Supposed to...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 4:00pm Brian Seibert is the author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing (FSG, 2015), which was a finalist for a National Book Critics...

Pictures from some of our recent events can be found here.