The Creative Writing Program is pleased to offer advising hours to any student interested in creative writing. Our Peer Advisors will be glad to answer any questions you have about the Creative Writing program or classes.

Fall 2023 drop-in advising hours:
Malavika: Mondays from 1-4 on Zoom (email first!)

Chase: Wednesdays from 1-4 PM on Zoom!

If you are not available during drop-in office hours, you are welcome to make an appointment at another time by emailing one of our Peer Advisors at mkannan [at] (mkannan[at]stanford[dot]edu) or cklavon [at] (cklavon[at]stanford[dot]edu).

Malavika Kannan

Hi, I'm Malavika Kannan (she/her), a senior studying CSRE with a minor in Creative Writing. I am very grateful for the writing community at Stanford and have participated in opportunities including a Levinthal Tutorial and independent study. (Ask me about them!) I'm passionate about making writing accessible to people of all backgrounds, and during OH we can chat about applying for Stanford arts grants (I've successfully applied for Chappell-Lougee, IDA fellowship, and Major Grant), choosing classes and professors, and pursuing independent projects! Please also reach out with ideas for fun social activities. (So far we've thrown a slam poetry night, writer's salon with Rachel Khong, literary trivia night, and costume party!) 

Chase Klavon

Chase is a junior double majoring in English and American Studies with a minor in Psychology, while her English major emphasis is in Creative Writing. She is interested in abnormal psychology and breaking the stigma against mental illness. Outside of writing, she enjoys reading, meditating, playing basketball, indulging in Scrabble, watching Jeopardy, making cards, and going on walks. Please don’t hesitate to reach out about creative writing or anything else!