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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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Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 6:30pm in LC 211 Nancy Kuhl is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Pine to Sound, Suspend, and The Wife of the Left Hand; and...
Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection Wednesday, November 30 @ 4:00pm at the Beinecke Library (121 Wall Street) A scholar whose...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 8:00pm in the Branford Common Room Introduction by Anne Fadiman, Francis Writer in Residence The author of Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan is...
Thursday, November 10 @ 5:00pm in LC 317 “Reaching back through Hawthorne, Dickinson and beyond, Susan Howe taps a stream of American thinking that is as clear and fresh as a...
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:00pm at the Yale Bookstore (77 Broadway) Madeleine Thien is the author of the story collection, Simple Recipes; the novel, Certainty; and the...
The Yale English Department presents: A Creative Writing Faculty Reading with Louise Gluck, Caz Phillips, and Claudia Rankine. Monday, December 5 at 6:00pm in LC 317

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