The Levinthal Tutorials allow motivated undergraduate writers to work one-on-one with visiting Stegner Fellows in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. Students design their own curriculum and Stegner Fellows act as writing mentors and advisors.
The student completes a reading list and writing project that is equal to, and counts for, a five unit class (about three book readings and about 50 pages of prose or 10 to 15 poems). The student meets with their Stegner Fellow for two hours each week of the quarter.
To learn more about the Levinthal experience, click these links for video interviews: an overview of the Levinthal Program from peer advisor Surabhi Balachander, reflections on the process from Stegner Fellows Aamina Ahmad, Chris Drangle, and Nick Friedman, and student reflections from Catherine Wong (fiction), Jamie Helyar (nonfiction), Surabhi Balachander (poetry), and Jackson Roach (poetry).
Levinthals are offered only during Winter quarter. The number of tutorials available varies, but can be up to ten in each genre. To apply, students must fill out an application form, submit a writing sample, and outline a program of study. Applicants are selected by Stegner Fellows. A Levinthal may be applied as English 290, 291, or 292 towards the Creative Writing minor or English major with creative writing emphasis.
- Students must have completed English 90, 91 or 92.
- Application information and deadline for submission to be announced.
- Students will be notified of decisions in early December.
- Students who have already completed a Levinthal may not apply for a second one.