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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.
Katherine Ho
Peer Advisor, Class of 2023

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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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Stegner Fellowship

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

Katherine Wolkoff

Remembering Louise Glück

The Nobel laureate, 2003-2004 Poet Laureate of the United States, and former visiting professor at Stanford died last week at 80.

Jemimah Wei

Finding solace in humor at the first Stegner Fellow reading of the year

“It’s okay, you can make a lot of noise if you want!” said poet Joseph Rios as he encouraged the audience of the first Stegner Fellow reading of the 2023-2024 academic year.

New Book Release from Jackson Holbert

Current Lecturer and Stegner Fellow Alumnus, Jackson Holbert, celebrates his debut book release with Winter Stranger. His publication is commemorated by winning the esteemed Max Ritvo Poetry Prize.

Recent News

  • Announcements
Calling all Stanford undergraduate students! Submit an application to be considered for enrollment into Prof. Sze's Spring 2024 course: English 192V.
  • Announcements
The 12th Annual Poetry Into Film Contest is accepting submissions for the best short film inspired by a poem.
  • In the News
Madeleine Cravens’ poem “Leaving” was published in the most recent edition of The New Yorker.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 28, 2024. 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Levinthal Hall

Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Stanford Humanities Center, we're pleased to announce a reading with Stegner Fellows in…

Thursday, February 29, 2024. 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Join the Peer Advisors for an evening of Jeopardy! style trivia and competitive fun! There will be snacks, miscellaneous trivia questions, and…

Monday, March 4, 2024. 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, Room 201

On March 4, please join us for The Dream of the Story, a Writer’s Studio workshop hosted by Gahl Pratt Pardes.



Jackson Holbert
Michael Shewmaker
John Evans
Malavika Kannan