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Creative Writing Workshops
Workshop applications for Fall 2020 are due by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, August 19.
We, as a department, as scholars, teachers, students, and staff, are committed to holding up our community, past and present, to the light of recent events, specifically the movement for racial justice. We will take what immediate actions we can, as we also consider the courses, colloquia, and public talks and reading the Department is running now or planning for the future. In addition, we shall reassess our hiring and admissions practices, our scholarship and pedagogy, our advising of students, and our relationships with the wider community.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
The English Department is proud to house Harvard’s creative writing program. The vital presence of creative writing in the department is reflected by our many distinguished authors who offer small, intensive workshops each term in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and television writing. Concentrators may also apply to work on a year-long creative senior thesis with our faculty.
Arts and Humanities Division
The Division seeks to optimize both the ability of its faculty to pursue knowledge through the study of the arts and humanities and the opportunity of its students to share in that pursuit.