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). Some instructors may require writing samples even though you have taken a pre-requisite course.

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 (link in the menu on the left). You may also email to request an application. Applications should be emailed in Word format to Nora Lewis at If your application includes a writing sample, the sample must be attached to the application and sent as ONE DOCUMENT IN WORD FORMAT. 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 email if a space opens.

Spring 2022 Course Atlas:

Please read the Creative Writing Program website's Course Atlas descriptions before applying. The atlas includes details about required writing samples, pre-requisites and other information you need to know before choosing a class. The College Course Atlas and OPUS do not contain the complete atlas information.



ENGCW 190 Freshman Seminar: Writing in the Garden Christle Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 271W-1 Introduction to Poetry Writing        Sturm   Mon 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 271W-2 Introduction to Poetry Writing        Schiff    Tues 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 271W-3 Introduction to Poetry Writing        Marshall  Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 272W-1 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Haynes   Mon 8:00-11:00
ENGCW 272W-2 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Yanique  Tues 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 272W-3 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Clark    Wed 2:30-5:30 (remote)
ENGCW 272W-4 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Corbitt    Thurs 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 370RW-1 Intermediate Fiction                     Skibell    Mon 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 370RW-2 Intermediate Fiction                     Houck     Thurs 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 371RW-1 Intermediate Poetry                     Brown        Tues 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 371RW-2 Intermediate Poetry                     Franklin      Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 373RW-1 Advanced Fiction                          Plattner     Mon 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 373RW-2 Advanced Fiction                          Cooper      Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 374RW-1 Advanced Poetry                           Schiff        Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW/THEA 375RW-1 Advanced Playwriting (Drama)  Skibell    Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 376RW-1 Creative Nonfiction:                        Klibanoff    Tues 2:30-5:30
Nonfiction Magazine and Long-form Writing
ENGCW/FILM 378RW-1 Screenwriting                        Lucker       Wed 2:30-5:30 
ENGCW 389W-1 Special Topics: Caribbean Literature & Creative Writing: A Practicum of Fiction and Poetic Forms that Primarily Consider Black and Brown Bodies         
Crosslistings: AAS/LACS 385W-1                               Yanique    Thurs 2:30-5:30                                                        
ENGCW 389W-2 Special Topics: Introduction to Dramatic Writing    
Crosslistings: FILM 385W-2/THEA 385W-1                    Tabaque    Tues 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 495RW-1 Creative Writing: Honors (only for students accepted into the 2021-2022 Honors Program)