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 7, 8 & 9 September (as the class list will not yet be determined). These classes will begin to meet on Monday, 12 September
Upon the closure of the Registration period, the following 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 7 September. (Lotteries have now been run for Fall 2022 sections)
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

Assistant Professor of Literary Arts Sawako Nakayasu is one of four co-translators awarded the Modern Language Association’s 2021 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of Literary Work for their translation of Yi Sang: Selected Works, published by Wave Books.
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New Publications

Jay Gao MFA '22 reports that his debut poetry collection, Imperium, has been accepted for August 2022 publication by Carcanet Press.
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