Writing Courses

Writing courses are offered in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for television.  Current faculty include Elizabeth Willis, internationally known poet, Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing, and coordinator of the English Department's creative writing concentration;  Amy Bloom, best-selling author and the Kim-Frank Family University Writer-in-Residence; Lisa Cohen, biographer and essayist; Deb Olin Unferth, award-winning novelist; and Anne Greene, an editor and the director of Writing Programs.  Recent visiting faculty include Hilton Als, Andre Aciman, Paul LaFarge, Clifford Chase, and Douglas A. Martin.  Susan Howe was the English Department's 2010 Distinguished Visiting Writer. Each year a distinguished journalist visits campus to teach for a semester as the university's  Koeppel Journalism Fellow.  Recent fellows include Jane Eisner, editor of The Forward; Lawrence Roberts of Bloomberg News; and Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

In WesMaps you will find creative writing courses listed in the English Department, College of Letters, Jewish Studies, Romance Languages, the Theater Department and in other programs.  Also check the course list for the writing certificate and look also for courses with the  WRCT listings. Many of those courses are new offerings.

You will find writing courses in academic subject areas across the curriculum.  To access a list of these courses emphasizing writing, visit WesMaps.