Creative Writing

Class of 2023

Welcome, Class of 2023! 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 first-year students 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, A.M. Homes, Daphne Kalotay, Yiyun Li, Joyce Carol Oates, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Jim Richardson, Susan Wheeler, Monica Youn, and Jenny Xie are among the award-winning faculty teaching workshops open to first-year students. Graduating Princeton seniors often tell us they regret not taking creative writing courses sooner in their undergraduate careers. Don’t delay what may be the best classroom experience you have at Princeton!

The Fall 2019 creative writing course application will open August 1st with a deadline of Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m. The application consists of a short writing sample or statement of interest; 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 Program Associate Erin West,

Course Application

» Apply here for fall workshops