The Creative Writing Program

All majors must take one 200-level introductory workshop in prose or poetry. The same is required of non-majors who wish to take creative writing workshops, though some professors may choose to waive this requirement for junior and senior non-majors. The requirement is never waived for majors. The only 300-level class that does not have a 200-level pre-requisite is ENGCW/THEA 372RW Playwriting (offered only in the fall semester).

Students who have completed the 200 level requirement may move into any Intermediate workshop. Creative Writing majors may take only ONE 200-level course as part of the major.

(For Advanced Courses in Spring semesters): Students who make a A- or better in the Intermediate level workshops may apply to take advanced level workshops. All other students must apply to these workshops with a manuscript submission (students must also complete the application form). The individual instructor may require manuscript submission from all students for admission to the advanced workshops. Only students who receive this positive assessment of readiness will enter advanced workshops.

All Creative Writing courses are permission-only and require an application to be submitted in hardcopy to the Creative Writing Program office in N209 Callaway. Applications are available at the Creative Writing Program office in N209 Callaway and may also be downloaded from the Quicklinks section on the right. You may also e-mail to request an application in Word. Applications will be accepted up to the end of add-drop in the fall. If you are not on campus this semester (Oxford, study abroad, etc.,) or are mobility impaired, you may e-mail your application to Paula Vitaris at Creative Writing workshops fill up quickly so apply as soon as possible. If the class you apply for is full, you will be added to a waiting list and you will be contacted by e-mail if a space opens up.

Spring 2020 Course Atlas:

Please read the Course Atlas description before applying. The atlas includes details about required writing samples, pre-requisites and other information you need to know before choosing a class.


ENGCW 190-1      Freshman Seminar Klibanoff Wednesday 2-5

ENGCW 271W-1   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Condon  Monday 2-5

ENGCW 271W-2   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Schiff    Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 271W-3   Introduction to Poetry Writing  Christle  Wednesday 2-5

ENGCW 272-1      Introduction to Fiction Writing  Cooper  Monday 2-5             (NOTE: This class does NOT fulfill the post-freshman writing requirement)

ENGCW 272W-1   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Jones Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 272W-2   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Unigwe  Wednesday 2-5

ENGCW 272W-3   Introduction to Fiction Writing  Houck  Thursday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/FILM 354-1 50 Shades of Grey: Nonfiction Ethics Klibanoff Tuesday 2:30-5:30 (NOTE: This class does NOT fulfill the post-freshman writing requirement)

ENGCW 370RW-1 Intermediate Fiction  Jones  Monday 2-5

ENGCW 370RW-2 Intermediate Fiction  Cooper  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 370RW-3 Intermediate Fiction  Yanique  Thursday 10:30-1:30

ENGCW 371RW-1 Intermediate Poetry  Christle  Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 371RW-2 Intermediate Poetry  Schiff  Thursday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 373RW-1 Advanced Fiction Grimsley Monday 2-5

ENGCW 373RW-2 Advanced Fiction  Yanique Tuesday 10:30-1:30

ENGCW 374RW-1 Advanced Poetry  Brown Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/THEA 375RW-1 Advanced Playwriting Grimsley Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 376RW-1 Creative Nonfiction  Skibell Tuesday 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/FILM 379W-1 Advanced Screenwriting Skibell Monday 2-5

ENGCW 495RW  Creative Writing: Honors  Staff (only for students accepted into the Honors Program)