Creative Writing

Class of 2026

Welcome, Class of 2026! We can’t wait to see you in workshops in the Program in Creative Writing. Every fall, we reserve 3 of 10 sought-after spaces in each introductory workshop for first-year students like you so that you can immerse yourself right away in the craft of creative writing by taking a small class  with some of the most acclaimed writers in the world.

Marilyn Chin, Michael Dickman, Garth Greenwell, Aleksandar Hemon, A.M. Homes, Daphne Kalotay, Lynn Melnick, Yiyun Li, Paul Muldoon, Idra Novey, Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Morgan Teicher, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Susan Wheeler 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!

Introductory CWR courses are open enrollment but fill quickly. Advanced classes require departmental permission to enroll. View all CWR courses

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

Questions about CWR?

Contact Program Associate Erin West, erin.west@princeton.edu.