Partners and affiliated programs

The Creative Writing Program is part of the collaborative network of programs, entities, and projects devoted to writing at Penn known as the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. As an undergraduate curricular program, we also regularly partner with a number of departments, programs, and centers at Penn by cross-listing courses, cosponsoring events, and sharing resources for faculty, students, and staff.

Visit the links below for more information on many (but not all) of the members of our extended creative community, which includes affiliated fields across the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields; gallery, exhibition, and event spaces; and organizations that provide grant support to enlarge our shared efforts to uplift the creative arts at Penn and in the greater Philadelphia area.

Africana Studies

Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing 

Cinema Studies

Comparative Literature

Critical Writing Program

Department of English

Fine Arts at PennDesign

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

History and Sociology of Science

Institute of Contemporary Art


Kelly Writers House

Kislak Center

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center

ModPo (Modern & Contemporary American Poetry)

Netter Center for Community Partnerships


Penn LPS Online


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sachs Program for Arts Innovation

Slought Foundation

Theatre Arts Program

Urban Studies

Wolf Humanities Center

Faculty and students in our program also regularly connect with many of Philadelphia's incredible creative and literary resources, including:

American Poetry Review

Blue Stoop

Cleaver Magazine

Free Library of Philadelphia

Mighty Writers

Painted Bride Quarterly

Philadelphia Stories

South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

The Head & The Hand