Cultivating the power of individual expression within a vibrant community of writers
It’s here that I fell deeper and deeper in love with writing, and I can say without a shadow of doubt that I met mentors, peers, and friends for life. The generosity with which the Creative Writing Program has shaped me will sustain—it’s truly been life-changing.
Peer Advisor, Class of 2023
In the Spotlight
Students’ creative writing flourishes in Levinthal Tutorials
Each year, a select group of undergraduates are offered the chance to work one-on-one with Stegner Fellows in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. These workshops are known as the Levinthal Tutorials.
Meet Malavika Kannan
A breakout author who writes the books she wants her friends to read, Malavika Kannan is also one of Creative Writing's Peer Advisors.
How ‘8 Mile’ inspired Hieu Minh Nguyen to write poems on queerness
Speaking with a small, avid audience for the Poetry-in-Conversation interview series, the former Stegner Fellow turned Creative Writing lecturer discussed his most recent poetry collection, “Not Here,” and how he writes about his identity.
A coming-of-age story about a queer Indian American girl exploring activism and identity through art, perfect for fans of "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe."
We'd like to congratulate the exciting debut of Amanda Gunn, current Stegner Fellow, with her exhilarating book of poems forthcoming in May 2023.
- In the News
The cinephile and award-winning poet recently discussed how film inspires his work and shared some advice for aspiring poets.