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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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In the Spotlight

Associate Professor of English, Kirstin Valdez Quade awarded John S. Guggenheim Fellowship

We are absolutely delighted to share the news that Kirstin Valdez Quade has been awarded a 2024 John S. Guggenheim fellowship.  

2023-24 Creative Writing Undergraduate Prizes

The Creative Writing Program is accepting submissions for 2023-24 Creative Writing Undergraduate Prizes. 

12th Annual Poetry Into Film Contest

The 12th Annual Poetry Into Film Contest is accepting submissions for the best short film inspired by a poem.

Recent News

  • In the News
On Wednesday night, Stegner Fellow in Fiction Nevarez Encinias delivered an evening of movement and description in literary form. A dancer by training, Encinias’s background came through in his writing through his elaborate physical descriptions and seemingly choreographed prose.
  • In the News
Mohr Visiting Poet Arthur Sze shared his work alluding to nature, translation and the human condition at a public reading on Wednesday. The reading, co-sponsored by the creative writing program and the Stanford Humanities Center, was packed with visitors, faculty and students.
  • In the News
On Wednesday evening, audience members initially seemed to pour in gradually to author and essayist Carmen Maria Machado’s Lane Lecture series reading — that is, until suddenly, every seat was taken and the room buzzed with lively conversation.

Upcoming Events

Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location
CEMEX Auditorium, GSB Knight Management Center
655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305

 

This April, Greg Sarris, tribal leader, university professor, playwright, producer, and award-winning author, published

Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location
GSB Knight - Arbuckle / Cemex
641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305
CEMEX Auditorium

This April, Greg Sarris, tribal leader, university professor, playwright, producer, and award-winning author, published…

Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024. 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event with the Mohr Visiting Poet: A Colloquium with Arthur Sze…

Bookshelf

Jackson Holbert
2023
Michael Shewmaker
2023
John Evans
2023
Malavika Kannan
2023