Welcome

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

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...
Monday, March 6 @ 5:30pm in WLH 309 Please join the WGSS Working Group for a discussion with Professor Claudia Rankine of her paper “In Our Way:Racism in Creative Writing.” A...
“Opening” for the Connecticut Poetry Circuit contest winners (including Jonathan Esty, ‘17) are four Yale poets: Hayley Kolding, ‘17; Rachel Calnek-Sugin, ‘19; Aparna Nair-...
Wednesday March, 1 @ 6:00pm, New Haven Free Public Library (on the Green at 133 Elm St.) Three undergraduate writers will join Anne Fadiman, the Francis Writer-in-Residence...
Thursday, March 9 @ 4:30pm, Auditorium - Whitney Humanities Center (53 Wall Street) Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Yale Drama Series & Publication of Jeffrey...

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