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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

Creative Writing Program

Creative Writing Minor

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

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.

Recent News

  • Announcements
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."
  • Announcements
We'd like to congratulate the exciting debut of Amanda Gunn, current Stegner Fellow, with her exhilarating book of poems forthcoming in May 2023.

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  • In the News
The cinephile and award-winning poet recently discussed how film inspires his work and shared some advice for aspiring poets.

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