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

March 30, 2017 Branford College Common Room 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 11, 5:00pm in LC 317 A writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent, born in London and raised in Boston, now living in Rome and Berlin, who has...
Prize director Michael Kelleher talks with Hilton Als, Tessa Hadley, and Helen Garner about how and when and why they started writing, and the greatest challenges they faced...
Louise Glück, acclaimed poet and the Rosencrantz Writer in Residence at Yale, is among the 12 distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medals. President...
Max Ritvo, a beloved member of the class of 2013, an English Department major and a member of the Writing Concentration, died on August 23rd, of cancer.  Max was diagnosed...

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