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Levinthal Tutorials

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 AhmadChris 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 slots in each genre. To apply, students must fill out the application form below. 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.

Application Guidelines:

  • Students must have completed English 90, 91 or 92.
  • Applications for Winter 2019 are due Tuesday, October 30th by 11:59pm.
  • Students will be notified of decisions in late-November to early-December.
  • Students who have already completed a Levinthal may not apply for a second one.