Class of 2020

Welcome, Class of 2020! We can’t wait to see you in workshops in the Program in Creative Writing this fall. We hold spaces open in introductory workshops for you so that you can immerse yourself right away in the craft of creative writing by taking a small class (less than 10 students) with some of the most acclaimed writers in the world.

Michael Dickman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Christina Lazaridi, Joyce Carol Oates, Kirstin Valdez Quade, James Richardson, Rebekah Rutkoff, Tracy K. Smith, Susan Wheeler, Edmund White, and Monica Youn are all teaching workshops open to freshmen. We often hear from graduating seniors who regret not taking CWR courses sooner in their Princeton careers. Don’t delay what may be the best classroom experience you have at Princeton.

The creative writing course application consists of a short writing sample; please see the guidelines here. You can apply to one course only per semester.

If you’ve always wanted to study poetry but have never written a poem, just jump in and try it out: introductory classes are designed for motivated beginners.


Questions about CWR?

Contact interim Program Associate Bryanna Tidmarsh,

Course Application

» Apply now for spring workshops