We hope to equip our MFA students with the tools to proceed along the way.
The Nonfiction Writing Program encourages students to explore new approaches to creative nonfiction while also developing an appreciation for the genre's. I recently left a teaching position in a master of fine arts creative-writing program. I had a handful of students whose work changed my life.
Chief among those tools is the understanding that literature is a long and ongoing conversation, a conversation in which the aspiring writer must eventually take part. Our faculty mentors work to educe from our students a sense that they must engage in dialogue with the greater tradition by attending to what has preceded them, and thereafter responding with new creation.
Our faculty shares a sense that our students will develop most readily if they shed the idea that writing is primarily a way to express what they think they already know, and come to trust, instead, that writing creatively is primarily a way of knowing. That is to say that if you are a writer who understands your own writing to be a way of — quite literally — coming to terms with who you are and with whose you are, then our program may be the program for you.
Our program is small, and highly selective.
Should you join us, you will become part of an alive and enlivening community of mentors, students, and alumni — a community whose every member takes seriously the accomplishment of every other. Seattle Pacific University.
Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts in. A Word about Inclusiveness In keeping with the commitments of Seattle Pacific University and its informing tradition, our program is intentional in our proclaiming a commitment to pursuing class, race, and gender inclusion; while we honor our various gifts and vocations, we understand our common calling to be one of reconciliation, of embracing the beauty and the necessity of difference within a beloved whole.
A Welcome from the Director. May it be blessed, Scott Cairns , Director.
Create reading series, journals, or presses of your own. Opportunities for Graduate Students. Many of our alumni publish their own books, move on to teaching positions at prominent institutions, or go on to get PhDs.
See details regarding scholarships, fellowship applications and teaching assistantship responsibilities. Saint Mary's College of California. Confident, Strong and Anxious to Learn. This growing genre and its many styles and forms blur the line between the journalistic and the literary. The first portion of your defense is open unless otherwise requested. The best way to get the real picture, the warts-and-all portrait, the truly uncensored view of what The Village Voice called the best MFA in New York City, is to come to our next Open House, which takes place once a year, in the Fall. Course offerings, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are varied and numerous.
Others put their writing skills to work for major corporations and industries around the country. Chicago: A City of Writers. Creative Writing Reading Series.
The Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city. Hosted by the English and Creative Writing Department, the series attracts prestigious, award-winning writers. Read More.