Creative Writing Courses

In the Fall of 2015, the Creative Writing Center will offer workshops in both poetry and fiction.

Pre-registration is allowed for workshop courses, but enrollment is limited, and admission to the course may involve a writing sample. Please read and follow the admissions procedures for each course.

You can search the Five College online catalog for writing classes at other colleges.

Questions? Email Catherine Newman at crnewman@amherst.edu

 
 
Chris Mason Johnson (Section 01)
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Preference will be given to English and FAMS majors.  Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students.  Please complete the questionnaire at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/film/infostu/forms. 
 

Previously: Fall 2015

Daniel J. Hall (Section 01)
No preregistration; Admission requirements.
Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.
 
Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.

Spring 2014

David R. Sofield (Section 01)
Richard P. Wilbur (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
Amity W. Gaige (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.

Chris Mason Johnson (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted. Not open to first-year students. Limited to 15 students.

Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.

Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)
Requisite: THDA 270 or the equivalent. Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 10 students. If Overenrolled: Instructor will decide after first class meeting

Fall 2013

Daniel J. Hall (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
Amity W. Gaige (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
 
James E. Maraniss (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.
 
Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.

Spring 2013

David R. Sofield (Section 01)
Richard P. Wilbur (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
Kim Townsend (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
Judith E. Frank (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
Amity W. Gaige (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted, but please see admission requirements for details.
 
Daniel J. Hall (Section 01)
No preregistration; admission requirements.
 
Chris Mason Johnson (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.
 
 
Catherine A. Ciepiela (Section 01)
Preregistration permitted.
 
Constance S. Congdon (Sections 01 and 02)
Preregistration permitted.
 

Fall 2012

ENGL-221 Writing Poetry I
Daniel J. Hall (Section 01)
No pre-registration; admission requirements.
 
ENGL-226 Fiction Writing I
Lawrence R. Douglas (Section 01)
No pre-registration; admission requirements. 
 
ENGL-324 Writing Poetry II
Daniel J. Hall (Section 01)
No pre-registration; admission requirements.
 
EUST-303 Poetic Translation
James E. Maraniss (Section 01)
Pre-registration allowed. 
 
THDA-370 Playwriting Studio
Constance S. Congdon (Section 01)