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

For LITR 210, up to six LITR concentrators may enroll during the registration process.

Following the registration process, the classes listed here will require writing samples. Any Brown or RISD undergraduate may apply to take below-1000 level workshops. These classes will NOT meet on 24, 5 & 26 January (as the class list will not yet be determined). These classes will begin to meet on Monday, 29 January 2024.
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, these lotteries take place on Wed., 24 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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