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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 Gluck
Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Washington...
At 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, there will be a public conversation via Zoom with Albert Woodfox, the author of Solitary. Woodfox’s account of the forty years he...
Meghan O'Rourke
Zoom Info Session and Q&A September 30, 2020, 4:00pm Meghan O’Rourke is the editor of The Yale Review and the author of the best-selling memoir The Long Goodbye. A...
Samuel Delany
With this year’s Windham-Campbell festival cancelled due to the pandemic, the prize’s organizers have found a new way to honor the eight recipients and their craft. The...
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...