Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing
Advanced Undergraduate Creative Writing Courses
Concentration in Creative Writing
Graduate Courses

Introduction to Creative Writing

The Creative Writing Program offers eight sections of Introduction to Creative Writing during the fall and spring semesters; two additional courses are offered each semester through Metropolitan College. Two sections of EN 202 are also offered during each summer session. Each section of EN 202 is limited to fifteen students.

Fall 2018

CAS EN 202 A1 Wednesdays 8 AM – 10:45 Mary Miller
CAS EN 202 A2 Wednesdays 2:30 – 5:15 Pritha Bhattacharyya
CAS EN 202 B1 Tuesdays 12:30 – 3:15 Sophia Shelton
CAS EN 202 B2 Tuesdays 12:30 – 3:15 Anitha Ahmed
CAS EN 202 C1 Fridays 2:30 – 5:15 Caity Shea-Violette
CAS EN 202 C2 Mondays 2:30 – 5:15 Tyler Dunston
CAS EN 202 D1 Thursdays 3:30 – 6:15 Selma Asotic
CAS EN 202 D2 Fridays 11:15 – 2:00 Jason Barry
MET EN 202 B1
Tuesdays 6 – 8:45 PM Catherine Con

Please note that EN 202 does not satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences writing requirement. EN 202 is not a prerequisite for any of the advanced writing classes, though we do recommend it to students who wish to pursue further creative work in the program.

Because admission to any of the advanced courses is not guaranteed, we recommend that you register for 202 prior to submitting a portfolio for one of the advanced writing classes. As seats in creative writing courses are limited, we recommend that students apply to the advanced courses as often as they wish. You will only increase your chances of being accepted by doing so.

Advanced Undergraduate Creative Writing Courses

Advanced creative writing courses in either poetry (EN 304) or fiction (EN 305 in the fall, and EN 405 in the spring) are offered each semester. Seats in these courses are usually limited to ten per section, and are offered to students on a selective/competitive basis. Students must submit a sample of their creative work to the course instructor or the Creative Writing administrator before the start of classes.

For the fiction courses, please send one or two short stories, and for the poetry course, please send 5-10 poems; all should go to the administrator at crwr@bu.edu, who will forward your work to the respective instructor. Best of luck!

Fall 2018

CAS EN 304 A1
Writing of Poetry Wednesdays
6:30 – 9:15
Eric Parkison
CAS EN 405 A1
Advanced Writing of Fiction Mondays
5:30 – 8
Leslie Epstein
MET EN 305 C1 Writing of Fiction
6:00 – 8:45
Christopher Amenta

Concentration in Creative Writing

There is presently no major or minor in creative writing at the undergraduate level, however, for students majoring or minoring in English, or pursuing a creative writing concentration in COM, any advanced creative writing course (EN 304, 305, 306, or 405, including MET courses) will count for concentration credit. Within certain limitations, you may take any creative writing course (EN 202 – EN 405) up to two times; please consult your advisors. For course offerings in the English Department, please click here.

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