Aug  29

FALL 2014-2015 Course Preference Form Now Open!

Go to the Enrollment Page for more info.

How to enroll in a Creative Writing Class:

  1. Fill out the course preference form online.
  2. Get your class assignment on the results page
  3. Show up to the first class.

About the Course Preference Form:

  • Be sure to submit at least a first and second choice.
  • Almost all students get their first or second choice class.
  • Priority is given to upperclassmen and to those with a creative writing minor or emphasis. FRESHMEN receive priority for English 9CE Creative Expression in Writing, and for the Fiction Writing for Freshman and Creative Nonfiction for Freshman sections.
  • Should you need to change your preferences, please resubmit the form.


Graduate students should NOT fill out the course preference form. Email Christina Ablaza ( to inquire about specific courses.

The form will close on August 29th at 5pm.
Results will be posted on September 12th.

Link to the survey HERE and on the Enrollment page.

Oct  02

Dave Eggers and Tobias Wolff in Conversation


Event Details:

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: TBD

Join author Dave Eggers as he discusses topics related to his recent book, The Circle, in conversation with Tobias Wolff. Eggers’ other works include A Hologram for the KingThe Wild ThingsZeitoun, and What Is the What. Tobias Wolff is the Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor in the Department of English at Stanford University. He is also the author of The Barracks ThiefThis Boy’s LifeIn Pharaoh’s ArmyOld School, and Our Story Begins.

The event is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Creative Writing Program and the Stanford McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.

Oct  13

Allan Gurganus Reading


Event Details:

Date: Monday, October 13, 2014

Time: 8:00pm

Location: TBD

A Reading by Allan Gurganus, Part of the Lane Lecture Series

Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina in 1947 to a teacher and businessman, Gurganus first trained as a painter, studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His paintings and drawings are represented in private and public collections. Gurganus has illustrated three limited editions of his fiction. During a three-year stint onboard the USS Yorktown during the Vietnam War, he turned to writing. Gurganus subsequently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where he’d gone to work with Grace Paley. At the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, his mentors were Stanley Elkin and John Cheever. Mr. Gurganus has taught writing and literature at Stanford, Duke, Sarah Lawrence, the Michener Center at the University of Texas-Austin, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His students have included the novelists Ann Patchett, Elizabeth McCracken, Chris Offut, James Hines, Ayana Mathis, Justin Torres, Kate Christensen and Donald Antrim, among many others. Gurganus is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Returned from Manhattan twenty-odd years ago to live in his native North Carolina, Gurganus co-founded “Writers Against Jesse Helms.” He continues to be an eloquent critic of homophobia, racism and much American foreign policy. Gurganus’s political editorials appear in The New York Times. Gurganus lives in a small town in North Carolina. He told a recent interviewer, “Novelists don’t start life till turning forty. By that measure, as an artist, I am a blushing twenty six year old. I’ve only just begun…”

Mar  02

Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt















A Reading by Ellen Bryant Voigt, Part of the Lane Lecture Series

Event Details:

Date: Monday, 3/2/15
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: TBD

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