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: Students who make an A- or better in the Intermediate level workshops may apply to take Advanced level workshops. 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.

Fall 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 Tues 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        Schiff     Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 272W-1 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Ngugi        Mon 8-11am
ENGCW 272W-2 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Sathian    Tues 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 272W-3 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Sathian    Wed 2:30-5:30  
ENGCW 272W-4 Introduction to Fiction Writing        Yanique    Thurs 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 370RW-1 Intermediate Fiction                     Tues 8-11am  CANCELLED
ENGCW 370RW-2 Intermediate Fiction                     Houck     Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 370RW-3 Intermediate Fiction                     Skibell    Thurs 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 371RW-1 Intermediate Poetry                     Marshall    Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 371RW-2 Intermediate Poetry                     Christle     Thurs 2:30-5:30

ENGCW/THEA 372RW-1 Playwriting                         Tabaque     Mon 2:30-5:30
ENGCW/THEA 372RW-2 Playwriting                         Belflower    Thurs 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 373RW-1 Advanced Fiction                          Jones      Tues 2:30-5:30

ENGCW 376RW-1 Creative Nonfiction                       Skibell     Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 378RW-1/FILM 378RW-2 Screenwriting        Williams   Wed 2:30-5:30
ENGCW 385RW-1 GA Civil Rights Cold Cases            Klibanoff   Tues 2:30-5:15   

ENGCW 389W-1 Special Topics: Linked Stories         Yanique    Tues 2:30-5:30


ENGCW 495RW Creative Writing: Honors (only for students accepted into the 2022-2023 Honors Program)