Creative Writing Courses

All Creative Writing courses require an application. The deadline to apply is November 21st at 5PM. You may only apply to one course per semester.

Literary Translation

CWR 206 · Spring 2015

C01 · Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:20 pm New South Building, Room 605

Instructors: Idra Novey

Practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works.

How To Write A Song

CWR 211 / MUS 212 · Spring 2015

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm Whitman Theater

Instructors: Paul Muldoon

An introduction to the art of writing words for music, an art at the core of almost every literary tradition from Homer through Beowulf to W.B Yeats and beyond.

Creative Non-Fiction

JRN 240 / CWR 240 · Spring 2015

S01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructors: John McPhee

This is a course in factual writing and what has become known as literary nonfiction, emphasizing writing assignments and including several reading assignments from the work of John McPhee and others.

Advanced Poetry

CWR 302 · Spring 2015

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Kevin Young · Paul Muldoon

Advanced practice in the original composition of poetry for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings.

Advanced Literary Translation

CWR 306 / COM 356 · Spring 2015

C01 · Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:20 pm New South Building, Room 605

Instructors: Idra Novey

Practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by professionals and talented peers encourages the student's growth as both creator and reader of literature.

Writing the Other

CWR 320 · Spring 2015

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm New South Building, Room 602

Instructors: Hanna Pylväinen

This course will provide the background and space to think critically and openly about the representations our work creates, even as we attempt to create our own work in this context.

Words as Objects

VIS 321 / CWR 321 · Spring 2015

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 pm 185 Nassau St., Room 219

Instructors: Joe Scanlan · Susan Wheeler

This course will explore ways that language can take on material properties and how objects can have syntax and be “read.”

Screenwriting: Creating Visual and Emotional Unity

CWR 349 / VIS 349 · Spring 2015

C01 · Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:50 am New South Building, Room 606

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

In this class, students will become familiar with feature film structure, plot evolution, character development, scene shaping and dialogue, and effective techniques for achieving the complex visual and emotional rhythm required by compelling narrative scripts.

Screenwriting for a Global Audience

CWR 451 / VIS 451 · Spring 2015

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm New South Building, Room 606

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

This class will use fairytales, films, games and new media to illustrate universal script principles while creating a rich interdisciplinary lens to explore the innovative intersection of narrative screenwriting, science and technology.

Questions?

If you have any questions about Creative Writing program courses or enrollment, please contact Program Assistant Angelo Nikolopoulos: anikolop@princeton.edu.