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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

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...
Thursday, February 16 @ 4:00pm, Jonathan Edwards College, Head of College House (70 High Street) “Cynthia Zarin knows that sometimes all that’s needed to raise ordinary...
Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 5:00pm in LC 317 Ben Lerner is the author of several full-length poetry collections, including Mean Free Path (2010); Angle of Yaw (2006), which...

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