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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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10/11/18 | 5PM | LC 317   One of the most compelling voices in American poetry, Terrance Hayes is the author of six poetry collections, including American Sonnets for My Past...
11/8/18 | 5:30 PM | LC 317 ISM Schwebel Lecture Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and African American Studies Contact: https://ism.yale.edu/
Event time:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm Location:  Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL)See map 121 Wall Street New Haven, CT 06511...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:00pm Location TBA Tara Westover is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Educated. Born in Idaho to a survivalist family,...
1/28/2019 5PM, LC (room TBA) Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model World, Wonder Boys, Werewolves in...
October 1, 2018 5 PM, LC 317 Jay Wright  is the author of several collections of poetry including: Disorientations: Groundings (Flood Editions, 2013); Polynomials and Pollen...

Pictures from some of our recent events can be found here.