The Mohr and Stein Visiting Writers

Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes two distinguished guests to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates; one in poetry and the other in fiction. These unique classes are kept small, limited to no more than 15 students, and they focus on a subject of the writer’s expertise and choosing. The writer also holds a public reading and discussion.

For the 2015-16 academic year we welcome writer Larrissa MacFarquhar and Philip Gourevitch as the Stein Visiting Writers during winter and spring quarters respectively, and poet Jane Hirshfield during spring as the Mohr Visiting Poet. For dates, times and locations of their scheduled readings, visit our Events page, more info on these classes will be available as we approach the winter Quarter. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein and Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.


To enroll in a class with one of our visiting faculty,  go to the Undergraduate Opportunities page.