Creative Writing Program

Opportunities for Undergraduate Writers

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Advising

For those interested in advising, stop by for office hours or set up an appointment with the Peer Advisors to get answers to your questions and to learn more about the program, its minor, and our classes.
 

Gabrielle Montesanti

Mohr Visiting Poets

Every year, we welcome a distinguished poet to teach a writing seminar to Stanford undergraduates and invite them to hold a public reading and discussion.

This year's Mohr Visiting Poet is Diane Seuss, and her seminar is made possible through the generous support of Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.

Ed Ntiri

Stein Visiting Writers

Every year, we welcome a distinguished writer to teach a writing seminar to Stanford undergraduates and invite them to hold a public reading and discussion.

This year's Stein Visiting Writer is Laleh Khadivi, and her seminar is made possible through the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein.

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Levinthal Tutorials

The Levinthal Tutorial is a program where students are paired with Stegner Fellows to work one-on-one, generating and revising work in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Levinthal students engage in weekly meetings with Stegners, participate in cohort-wide programming, and pursue their writing projects with mentorship and community.

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Independent Study

An Independent Study (English 198) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work one-on-one with Creative Writing lecturers or English faculty members (professors) to engage in a co-designed curriculum. Students can discuss readings, generate work, and revise drafts with mentorship and guidance from their instructors.

To begin pursuing an Independent Study, complete the Interest Form.

SGNP

Graphic Novel

The Stanford Graphic Novel Project gives students the unique opportunity to produce a published, full-length graphic novel in a few months. Students gain first-hand experience collaborating as researchers, writers, illustrators, and editors to bring a nonfiction story to life.

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Prizes

The Creative Writing Undergraduate Prizes are open to all Stanford undergraduates. Judged by a panel appointed by the program, these prizers honor creative works of high literary merit--poetry, fiction, and nonfiction alike.

Prize winners are invited to participate in the annual Undergraduate Prize Reading, where the winners share their polished work with our community.