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. Each section of EN 202 is limited to fifteen students. The course is a workshop-based creative writing course in which students will create original work, offer feedback to peers, and receive feedback from peers and their instructor.

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.

In Spring ’24, the following sections will be offered:

A1 – DJ Sandler – Wednesdays, 8:00AM to 10:45AM

A2 – Ziyuan Tang – Thursdays, 3:30PM to 6:15 PM

B1 – Teddy Engs – Wednesdays, 6:30PM to 9:15PM

B2 – Gene Wang – Mondays, 8:00AM to 10:45 AM

C1 – Brandon Zang – Tuesdays, 8:00AM to 10:45AM

C3 – Dom Warshaw – Fridays, 2:30PM to 5:15PM

D1 – Annette Frost – Tuesdays, 3:30PM to 6:15PM

Advanced Undergraduate Creative Writing Courses

Advanced creative writing courses in either poetry (EN 304 in the fall, EN 403 in the spring) 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. These courses are workshop-based. Students must submit a sample of their creative work to the course instructor or the Creative Writing administrator before the start of classes.

In Spring ’24, one section each of the following courses will be offered:

EN 403 – Karl Kirchwey – Thursdays, 12:30PM to 3:15PM

EN 405 – Leslie Epstein – Tuesdays, 6:30PM to 9:15PM

Applications for EN 403 are closed; applications for EN 405 close at the end of the day 01/03/24. If you wish to apply for EN 405, please send a sample of 10-20 pages of original fiction to crwr@bu.edu.

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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