Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes distinguished writers to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These unique classes are kept small--limited to no more than 15 students--and they focus on a subject of the writer’s expertise and choosing. The writers also hold a public reading and discussion.
For dates, times, and locations of their scheduled readings, visit our Events page.
ENGLISH 190V: Reading for Writers: The Thief and the Golem
In this course, we will read and discuss fiction similar to the way film students discuss film: identifying storytelling techniques unique to the written form and experimenting in our own work. It is a Creative Reading/Creative Writing class: students will be expected to do the assigned reading, be prepared to discuss in class and prepare presentations, as well as present unique works inspired by your discoveries. Readings will include classics as well as recent fiction, novels as well as short stories, so students must be prepared for heavy and diligent reading, not just for what happens but how it is told. And come with a sense of fun and adventure.
Spring 2022, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Enrollment in the Spring Quarter course is through the Course Preference Form. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein.
|Lan Samantha Chang and Camille T. Dungy||
|No Stein Visiting Writer this year||2019-2020|
|Ron Carlson and Rebecca Solnit||2017-2018|
|Stuart Dybek and Rebecca Solnit||2016-2017|
|Larissa MacFarquhar and Philip Gourevitch||2015-2016|
|Joyce Carol Oates||2014-2015|
|Maxine Hong Kingston||2000-2001|