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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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Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature and Frederick Iseman professor of poetry at Yale, gave this year’s Foundational Lecture at the Yale University Art...
Yale alumna Mary-Alice Daniel ’08 decided she wanted be a poet at the age of 17 while listening to a reading of poems by a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize,...
Congratulations to Lillie Lainoff (‘18), whose debut novel, One For All, will be out on March 8th from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. It’s a gender-bent reimagining of The...
President Peter Salovey and Professor Louise Glück discuss her discovery of poetry, the importance of mentorship, and her love of teaching. Their conversation is followed by...
WRITE AMERICA Anne Fadiman, George Howe Colt, and Carl Phillips Event time: Monday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. Event link: https://www.bookrevue.com/write-america-colt-fadiman-...
American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the 2021 newly elected members, which includes Professor Caryl Phillips.