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Undergraduate Overview

The undergraduate experience forms the heart of the Creative Writing Program. We offer nearly 100 courses a year, ranging from introductory workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to special projects, such as Novel Writing Intensive, Young Adult Fiction, Fiction into Film, and the Stanford Graphic Novel Project.

We host dozens of events, readings, and one-day workshops, giving students the opportunity to engage with published writers and explore their creativity beyond the classroom. Students looking to dive deep into creative writing can pursue capstone courses, such as the Levinthal Tutorials, advanced workshops, and courses with the Mohr Visiting Poet and Stein Visiting Writer.

Almost all our courses fulfill the Creative Expression (CE) Ways requirement. Additionally, we offer the 3-unit course Creative Expression in Writing, which not only fulfills the CE Ways requirement, but also provides students the chance to tap into their own creativity and experiment with the craft and adventure of their own writing.

If you have questions about the undergraduate program, there are several ways to get in touch:

  • Email us at creative1 [at] stanford.edu

  • Meet with our Peer Advisors during their office hours

  • Or visit us in our main office: Margaret Jacks Hall (Building 460), Room 223

We look forward to connecting with you!

Recent Books by Former Undergraduate Students

Emily Layden
2021
Christina Li
2021
Anthony Veasna So
2021
At Stanford, I have had the privilege to pursue independent studies, including the Levinthal Tutorial, with devoted and talented instructors that approached my work with critical generosity and improved my caliber of writing tenfold. Workshop classes like English 92 and 192 helped me meet other writers on campus and the creative spaces brought much-needed inspiration.
Griffin Somaratne
Peer Advisor, Class of 2023