Literary Arts

Literary Arts

For fifty years, Literary Arts at Brown University has been a creative and intellectual center for a diverse and innovative literary community.

Along with a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown provides a home for writers who are envisioning new paths in fiction, poetry, digital language arts, and mixed media. 

Course Information

These listed classes require writing samples. These classes will NOT meet on 25, 26 & 27 January* (as the class list will not yet be determined). These classes will begin to meet on Monday, 30 January.

*LITR 1152S will meet on 26 January (as the application process for this course has been accelerated).
During the registration period, students may register for courses depending on certain factors (some are open based on class year, other on declared concentration).

Upon the closure of the Registration period, the classes will require instructor permission to gain entry (or to be placed on the waitlist). No one will receive such permission until lotteries are run on the first day of the semester -- Wed., 25 January.
Literary Arts offers a mixture of workshops, seminars and hybrid workshop/seminar courses each semester, many of which are special topics (and are subject to change from one semester to the next).


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Colin Channer recognized as a Writer for Writers

Colin Channer has been honored by Poets & Writers as recipient of a Writers for Writers award for 2023. The award is given to writers who have been given generously to other writers and to literature more generally. Colin Channer, associate professor in Literary Arts, was recognized for co-founding the Calabash International Literary Festival, and supporting end encouraging writers from the African diaspora, the Americas, Europe and Asia, and helping readers in th Caribbean and worldwide discover an ever-growing body of literature.
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