Literary Arts

The Department of Literary Arts expresses the solidarity of its community in protesting and addressing anti-Black violence, systemic and entrenched racism, and the ongoing legacy of historic racism. Here are direct links  to the Department's full statement on Black Lives Matter and one to an open letter to the university administration from the Graduate Student Community.

Welcome to Literary Arts at Brown

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. 

Because of COVID-19, the University has implemented safety protocols. As the situation evolves, please keep informed on Brown University's evaluation of and response to COVID-19. If you need to reach us, please email us at [email protected]. For specific administrative questions, you can find email addresses for specific members of the Literary Arts administration here.  Faculty email addresses can be found on the department's faculty pages, here.  To all our community: stay safe and healthy (and keep writing)!

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The banner artwork for this website is a detail from a page from
Camp Printing by Rosmarie Waldrop, in a design by Martha Meier.