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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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News and Events

April 27, 2016
The Writing Concentrators of the Yale College English Department cordially invite you to: The Creative Writing Concentrators’ Ball Wednesday, APRIL 27, 2016, 7:00 pm Branford...
April 25, 2016
Monday, April 25, 6:00pm in LC 102   Eleanor Chai lives and works in Westport, CT. She is the author of one book of poems, Standing Water, and co-editor of the forthcoming...
April 23, 2016
The Science and Storytelling Symposium   In today’s interconnected world, writers, photographers, artists, and other storytellers are helping to explain not only how scientic...
April 20, 2016
The Literature, Arts, & Environment Colloquium warmly invites you to the launch for the forthcoming issue of Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary and Arts Magazine, which...
April 19, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 4:00pm, in the German Department Lounge   Mr. Zambra will read from his work in Spanish followed by an English translation, and will answer questions...
April 14, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:00–5:30PM Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium 53 Wall Street   Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his award-winning novel, The Sympathizer (...

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