Creative Writing Courses

Fall 2017

In the Fall of 2017, the Creative Writing Center will offer workshops in both poetry and fiction, as well as other cross-listed courses in playwriting and translation.

Pre-registration is not allowed for workshop courses, 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

Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Instructor TBD
Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. If Overenrolled: Preference to theater and dance majors. Decisions made after the first class.
 
Susan E. Stinson 
Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Requisite: A previous fiction-writing workshop. Admission with consent of the  instructor. Limited to 10 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Catherine A. Ciepiela
Requisite: two years of college-level study of the chosen language.  Limited to 15 students.
 

Previously: Spring 2017

Daniel J. Hall(Section 01)
Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 12 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Connie Congdon(Section 01)
Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Not open to first-year students.
 
Judith E. Frank(Section 01)
Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Admission instructions here.
 
Connie Congdon(Section 01)
Requisite: THDA 270 or the equivalent. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 10 students.
 
PLEASE NOTE: FICTION II WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SPRING 2017
 
Daniel J. Hall(Section 01)
Admission with consent of the instructor.  Limited to 15 students. Admission instructions here.

 

Previously: Fall 2016

Kirun Kapur (Section 01)
Limited enrollment. Pre-enrollment not allowed. Admission instructions here.
 
Djola Branner (Section 01)
Enrollment limited to 15; not open to first-year students; if overenrolled, enrollment will be decided after the first class.
 
Abigail N. Jackson (Section 01)
Pre-enrollment not allowed. Admission instructions here.
 
Catherine A. Ciepiela (Section 01)
Requisite: two years of college-level study of the chosen language. 
 

Previously:

 
 
 
 
Connie Congdon (Section 01)
 
Connie Congdon (Section 01)

Previously: Fall 2015

ENGL-221 Writing Poetry I

ENGL-226 Fiction Writing I

ENGL-388 Screenwriting

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 to be considered for admission.