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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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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...
Karen Russell © Michael Lionstar
The John Christophe Schlesinger Creative Writers Reading Series presents Karen Russell. Wednesday, February 26, 2020 , 5:00pm  |  location tbd Karen Russell, a native of...
Please join us for a series of events celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Yale Review. Speakers include Kevin Young, Cathy Park Hong, Sheila Heti, Ben Lerner, and Dan...
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...