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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
We are thrilled to announce that Susan Choi–Lecturer in English (and Yale alumna)—has been awarded the 2019 National Book Award in Fiction for her acclaimed novel, Trust...
Louise Gluck, Amity Gaige, and Mark Oppenheimer
Monday, December 2, 2019, 5:30pmLinsly-Chittenden room 317 Please join us for an annual Creative Writing Faculty Reading, featuring readings from Louise Glück, Amity Gaige,...
Henry Finder
Thursday, November 14, 6:00pm Branford College Common Room, 74 High Street The editors of the Politic, Yale Globalist, Yale Herald, Yale Scientific, New Journal, and Yale...
Stephanie Burt
Stephanie Burt is poetry co-editor of ”The Nation,” a professor of English at Harvard University, and the author of several books of poetry and literary criticism, most...
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm Branford Common Room Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and memoirist. After serving eight years in prison for a car-jacking committed at...
Michael Shnayerson
The Poynter Fellowship presents a Pierson tea discussion with Vanity Fair’s Michael Shnayerson. Thursday, November 7, 4:00pm Pierson College, Leitner House, 261 Park Street...