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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, 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...
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...
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...

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