Program in Creative Writing

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Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House • 58 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011-8702 • 212-998-8816


Deborah Landau

Just steps from where e. e. cummings penned his peculiar punctuations, and Marianne Moore donned her tri-cornered hat, and Willa Cather hailed her pioneers, and Walt Whitman loafed, the undergraduate Creative Writing Program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the writing life with workshops, readings, internships, and events designed to cultivate and inspire. Our popular minor in creative writing provides students with an exciting progression of course work, ranging from an introduction to the fundamentals of the craft to more advanced explorations of specific forms and genres.

The program's distinguished faculty of award-winning poets and prose writers represents a wide array of contemporary aesthetics. Our instructors have been the recipients of Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim, and NEA fellowships, National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards, Pushcart Prizes, the Whiting Writer's Award, and more.

Undergraduates are encouraged to attend the program's reading series, which brings both established and new writers to NYU. Writing prizes, special events, and our undergraduate literary journal, West 10th, further complement our course offerings and provide a sense of community for undergraduate writers. If you have questions about the minor in creative writing, please contact us at