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Learn more about various writing conferences, workshops, festivals, residencies, and MFA programs in creative writing.

  • Posted October 17, 2016
  • 2017 Eckerd College Writers' Conference: Writers in Paradise

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2016
  • January 14-21, 2017;
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Located on the coast of the picturesque Boca Ciega Bay, the Thirteenth Annual Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise offers an intimate eight-day experience of workshop classes, roundtables, panel discussions, Q&As, readings, book signings, and receptions with our award-winning faculty and guest speakers. This year’s faculty and guests include: 2013 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, Lan Samantha Chang, Andre Dubus III, Denise Duhamel, Ann Hood, Major Jackson, Fabienne Josaphat, Laura Lippman, Peter Meinke, Stewart O’Nan, Les Standiford, Helen Wallace, Sterling Watson, David Yoo and more. We have over 20 fellowships and scholarships available, including 10 Sterling Watson MFA Fellowships for current and recent MFA students. Learn more at

  • Posted October 17, 2016
  • The Creativity Workshop

  • Creativity Workshops in New York, Florence, Lisbon, Barcelona, Prague, Dublin, and Iceland. "I wrote my first published memoir because of this class. The instructors are magicians! They gently pushed us into discovering our unique creativity."—Carroll Blue, author of the memoir The Dawn at my Back. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. You will do free writing, guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling, memoir, and even some rudimentary drawing, collage, and photography. Learn how to stay inspired and overcome writers block.

  • Posted October 06, 2016
  • Creative Writing at Hollins: Write the Next Chapter of an Epic.

  • Application Deadline: January 6, 2017
  • M.F.A. IN CREATIVE WRITING: Forty-eight credits in residence are required for the M.F.A. degree. Each student will undertake ten four-credit courses, plus a thesis (eight credits). Elective courses may be in the immediate area of the degree, or, if the student’s background and preparation warrant, in related areas. No transfer credit is accepted for the M.F.A. degree. The thesis offered for the degree must consist of a book-length manuscript and must be completed by the end of year two. Each student will have a faculty thesis advisor who will provide direction in the preparation of the thesis. Details available at

  • Posted October 05, 2016
  • UNC Wilmington MFA on the Carolina Coast

  • Application Deadline: January 5, 2017
  • Named one of five innovative/unique MFA programs by Atlantic Monthly, UNCW's MFA program offers workshops, craft seminars, and practical courses in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Students also participate in the editing, design, and marketing of books and magazines through The Publishing Laboratory, including Lookout, Ecotone, and Chautauqua. Teaching assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships are available. UNCW has one of the few independent creative writing departments in the nation, and Wilmington is a coastal community rich in culture, natural history, and support for the arts.

  • Posted October 04, 2016
  • Bring Your Writing to the World

  • Writing is the labor that nourishes you. Crafting sentences, shaping phrases, revising and refining language for your audience—these efforts keep you up at night, or wake you at dawn. At Lesley University, you’ll find a community where you’ll be mentored and challenged by teaching writers who share your passion for literary art. Located in literary Cambridge, Massachusetts, our MFA in Creative Writing program is ranked the #4 low-residency MFA program by Poets and Writers. Here, you’ll realize your aspirations in the company of committed authors who, like you, are deeply engaged in their craft and readying their work for publication.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University: Write Next to the Beach!

  • The MFA at Florida Atlantic University, a fully funded program, is home to a lively literary community. In addition to workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, students can take courses in literary translation, book arts, and creative writing pedagogy. Students can receive course credit for internships as well as work on our brand-new literary journal, Swamp Ape Review. Stipends are available for both conference travel and summer travel.  Our Off the Page reading series and the Lawrence A. Sanders Writer-in-Residence program bring nationally known writers to the FAU campus. Faculty: Becka Mara McKay (Director), A. Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, Jason Schwartz, Mark Scroggins.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • Creative Writing at Stony Brook Southampton

  • Application Deadline: January 1, 2017
  • Serious about creative writing? Check out the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton, with hands-on workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In addition to a Master of Fine Arts, the program offers a one-year course of study in writing for kids, from early readers to middle grade and young adult books. Writers seeking to work on their craft with rigorous but friendly instruction can also apply to join a single workshop, if space is available, as non-matriculated students. Contact program director Julie Sheehan at with any questions. Accepting applications through January 1, 2017.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • Florida International University Creative Writing MFA Program

  • Application Deadline: January 10, 2017
  • The Creative Writing MFA at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus offers small seminars, intense mentoring, and a dedicated faculty who are highly successful working writers. Students gain hands-on experience with publishing and editing via our literary journal, Gulf Stream Magazine, and The Florida Book Review; they meet and hear visiting authors at our Lawrence Sanders Award Lecture and the Writers on the Bay Reading Series. A tightly-knit community of writers working amidst the tropical beauty, social diversity and cultural dynamism of Miami. Les Standiford (Director), Lynne Barrett, Denise Duhamel, John Dufresne, Debra Dean, Campbell McGrath, Julie Marie Wade.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • University of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Program

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
  • The University of Arizona Poetry Center awards one residency each summer to a poet to spend two weeks writing in Tucson, Arizona. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply, including emerging writers. Residents stay in a studio apartment located on the University of Arizona campus within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry, and also receive a $500 stipend.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • University of San Francisco MFA in Writing Program

  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
  • Our 2 1/2 year program offers students a personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco as a vital literary center. Students focus on fiction (including the novel), poetry, or nonfiction and may cross genres. In small workshops and seminars students work closely with award-winning writers. Thesis instruction provides one-on-one mentoring with faculty for two semesters. The Reading Series brings acclaimed writers to campus. Students have the opportunity to gain professional development and to work on our journal Switchback. Merit fellowships, including a fully-funded biannual poetry fellowship, teaching assistantships, and post-graduate teaching fellowships are offered.

  • Posted October 03, 2016
  • UNLV Creative Writing

  • Annual Application Deadline: January 15
  • The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a fully-funded program offering MFAs and PhDs in Fiction and Poetry. We are home to a world-class faculty, the Black Mountain Institute, WitnessInterim, and multiple reading series. Students appreciate our supportive community and strong international emphasis, and our graduates consistently go on to secure book deals and tenure-track teaching positions. Our program is located in Las Vegas – a diverse, inexpensive, and bright city in the Mojave Desert, within driving distance of dozens of National Parks, hot springs, and ghost towns. For questions, visit our website or email us at .

  • Posted September 08, 2016
  • The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline

  • Students in Hamline’s Creative Writing Programs (CWP) are part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing—undergraduate and graduate—in the heart of a dynamic and rich literary community. CWP students have at their fingertips not only the resources at Hamline—the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities.


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