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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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Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
May 22, 2020, 7:00pm-8:00pm To celebrate the paperback release of Susan Choi’s sensational novel, Trust Exercise, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction,...
This week, we are thinking about Italy. As the country cautiously begins to reopen after the longest lockdown in Europe, we look toward Venice, guided by the acclaimed poet...
This event has been moved online. Live stream link: https://youtu.be/Rl1KwkSB-jk The Writing Concentrators of the Yale English Department cordially invite you to the Creative...
Robert Hass © Shoey Sindel
This event has been canceled. The Foundational Courses Reading Series in conjunction with the Schlesinger Visiting Writers Series present a reading by Robert Hass. Wednesday...
Monday, March 2nd, 6:15-7:15pm Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (CCAM), 149 York Accomplished writers and alums discuss their craft, as well as diverging careers in...
This event has been canceled. FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1:00-3:00 , LC 209 This critical/creative workshop has two components, led by novelist Catherine Fox and Dr. Ellie Byrne, both...