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Cultivating the power of individual expression within a vibrant community of writers

At Stanford, I have had the privilege to pursue independent studies, including the Levinthal Tutorial, with devoted and talented instructors that approached my work with critical generosity and improved my caliber of writing tenfold. Workshop classes like English 92 and 192 helped me meet other writers on campus, and the creative spaces brought much-needed inspiration.
Griffin Daniel Somaratne
Peer Advisor, Class of 2022

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Discover your writing prowess and push the imaginative bounds of prose, poetry, and screenwriting with our undergraduate minor.

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An opportunity for promising writers to develop their craft in the company of peers and under the guidance of Stanford faculty.

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Meet the faces of Creative Writing--the faculty, lecturers, staff, and visiting writers who guide and support our students and fellows.

In the Spotlight

Jessica Ruscello

Stegner Fellows Jonathan Escoffery and Jamil Jan Kochai contenders for the National Book Award for Fiction

The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction. Of the ten contenders, two Stegner Fellows were selected: Jonathan Escoffery, a current 2nd year fellow, and Jamil Jan Kochai, who recently completed his fellowship in the summer.

2022-2024 Stegner Fellows

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to welcome the incoming 2022-2024 Stegner Fellow cohort in poetry and fiction.

Brian Rea

"This Is How We Talk About Ending Things" by Kyleigh McPeek in The New York Times

Kyleigh McPeek, Class of 2023, is a finalist in The New York Time’s Modern Love college essay contest.

Recent News

Jessica Ruscello

  • Awards
  • In the News
The National Book Foundation announced the Longlist for the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction. Of the ten contenders, two Stegner Fellows were selected: Jonathan Escoffery, a current 2nd year fellow, and Jamil Jan Kochai, who recently completed his fellowship in the summer.
  • Announcements
The 2022-2023 academic year is on the horizon! Along with the start of school, we celebrate two new book releases from Patrick Phillips, Director of the Creative Writing Program, and Jonathan Escoffery, Stegner Fellow in Fiction.
  • Announcements
The Creative Writing Program is pleased to welcome the incoming 2022-2024 Stegner Fellow cohort in poetry and fiction.

Upcoming Events

Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2022. 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location
Tresidder Union
459 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Oak Lounge

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Reading with Gilbert King…

Date
Thursday, October 13, 2022. 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event in the Lane Lecture Series: A Colloquium with Gilbert King!…

Date
Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location
Jen-Hsun Huang Building (School of Engineering)
475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
Mackenzie Room

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce a reading with Stegner Fellows in Poetry and Fiction: D.S. Waldman and Francisco González…

Bookshelf

Richie Hofmann
2022
Patrick Phillips
2022
William Brewer
2022
Jonathan Escoffery
2022
Anthony Veasna So
2021