Welcome from the Director

The Creative Writing program has been established at Stanford for more than fifty years.

Over that time, it has expanded into a vibrant graduate and undergraduate community.

We offer a unique interaction between even the newest students and our talented pool of Stegner Fellows and lecturers, all of whom are working writers with a passion for good writing and a real ability to teach it. We see our classrooms as an exciting space where important conversations about craft and literature can happen, and where innovation and tradition are happily balanced. We offer unique studio courses like the Graphic Novel, as well as advanced mentoring situations like the Levinthal tutorials.

Our endowed readings and Visiting Writers Series—the Lane Lecture Series, the Stein Visiting Writer, and the Mohr Visiting Poet—are unique events open to the community. Through our connection with the English department, the Creative Writing Program offers exciting opportunities to all Stanford students.

On behalf of my colleagues, Elizabeth Tallent, Tobias Wolff, Ken Fields, Adam Johnson—and myself—we welcome you to this program and to your own potential as writers and readers.

– Eavan Boland
Director, Stanford Creative Writing Program