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

During the registration period, students may register for courses depending on certain factors —some are open based on class year, others on declared concentration.

After the Registration period, instructor permission is needed to gain entry/access to the waitlist. No one will receive such permission until lotteries are run on the first day of the semester — for spring 2024, lotteries will take place on Wed., 4 September.
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).


Recent News

The department of Literary Arts extends heartfelt condolences to the McCormack family as we mark the death of alumnus Thomas McCormack, who was regarded as a ground-breaking editor at St. Martin's Press. Owing to his generosity, the department hosts most of our on-campus events in the McCormack Family Theater
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