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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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Event time:  Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm Location:  Branford Common Room Event description:  How I Learned to Write: A Panel on the Craft of...
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...
The Poynter Fellowship presents a discussion and reading with cultural critic and writer Mark Dery on the gothic artist Edward Gorey at a Head of College Tea on Thursday,...
Beinecke Library stacks
Tuesday, April 23, 4:00pm Please join us for Yale Student Poets Reading at the Beinecke Library. Featuring readings by: Magdalen Andrews Hoke, Nathan Brown, Margaret Grabar...
Anne Fadiman
An Evening of Creative Nonfiction: 13th Annual Reading by Anne Fadiman and her Students Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm Three undergraduate writers will join...
Charly Simpson
Wednesday, April 3, 2019  5:00pm, Linsly-Chittenden 105 The Program for the Humanities in Medicine at Yale Medical School along with The Creative Writing Program & The...