Program in Creative Writing at Lewis Center
The Program in Creative Writing offers Princeton undergraduates the unique opportunity to pursue original work in fiction, poetry and translation under the guidance of 15 practicing writers, including Jeffrey Eugenides, Chang-rae Lee, Paul Muldoon, Joyce Carol Oates, James Richardson, Tracy Smith, Susan Wheeler, Edmund White and C.K. Williams. Small workshop courses, averaging 8-10 students, provide intensive feedback and instruction for both beginners and advanced writers, and each year 15-20 seniors work individually with a member of the faculty on a creative thesis: a novel or a collection of short stories, poems, or translations. The Althea Ward Clark Reading Series annually brings dozens of distinguished writers to campus to read and discuss their work.