A writing sample is required as an application to apply to all Barnard creative writing courses. As space is limited in creative writing courses, not all students who apply are guaranteed admittance.
Students are unable to self-register for Barnard creative writing courses. Interested students who have submitted writing samples may put the course on their online schedule, which will automatically place them on the wait list. If they are accepted, the instructor will take them off the wait list, but until that time no one is officially registered for the class.
The submission deadline for the fall 2021 semester is 11:59 pm August 23, 2021. No submissions will be read before the deadline. Admission lists will be posted as the department receives them from instructors. If an admission list is not posted for a class before its first meeting, attend it.
Please Note: If you are accepted into a creative writing course, attendance at the first meeting of the course is mandatory. If you do not show up for the first class, your spot may be given to someone else.
Please contact Nia Judelson if you have any questions about writing samples or the application process.
ENGL BC3105.01 Fiction and Personal Narrative
Instructor: Timea Szell
Day/Time: W 4:10-6 pm ET
ENGL BC3105.02 Fiction and Personal Narrative
Instructor: Ken Chen
Day/Time: TBA Priority enrollment in this section goes to Barnard first-year students.
ENGL BC3107 Introduction to Fiction Writing
Instructor: Dana Czapnik
Day/Time: R 11 am-12:50 pm ET
ENGL BC3110 Introduction to Poetry Writing
Instructor: Brionne Janae
Day/Time: R 2:10-4 pm ET
ENGL BC3113 Playwriting I
Instructor: Ellen McLaughlin
Day/Time: M 4:10-6 pm ET
ENGL BC3115 Story Writing I
Instructor: Nellie Hermann
Day/Time: T 11 am-12:50 pm ET
ENGL BC3117 Fiction Writing
Instructor: Weike Wang
Day/Time: W 2:10-4 pm ET
ENGL BC3118 Advanced Poetry Writing I
Instructor: Catherine Barnett
Day/Time: 11 am-12:50 pm ET
ENGL BC3134 Creative Non-Fiction
Instructor: Zaina Arafat
Day/Time: R 12:10-2 pm ET
ENGL BC3208 What's Your Story Anyway?—Trauma Resistance through Creative Writing
Instructor: Maria Hinojosa
Day/Time: R 9-10:50 am ET