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Pine Manor College
Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Program director: Meg Kearney
Program contact: Tanya Whiton
Degrees offered: MFA
Genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for young people
Type of program: low-residency
Length of program: 2 years
Total credits required: 60
Application deadlines: Rolling applications. Applicants who wish to be considered for genre-based fellowships should submit the general application form by the September 13, 2013 postmark deadline.
Scholarships available: yes (see website)
Assistantships: yes (see website)
Core faculty: Kathleen Aguero, Venise Berry, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Amy Hoffman, Steven Huff, Randall Kenan, Robert Lopez, Laura Williams McCaffrey, Anne-Marie Oomen, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Iain Haley Pollock, Sandra Scofield, Sterling Watson, Dave Yoo, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Nicole Terez Dutton
Visiting faculty: M. Evelina Galang, Terrance Hayes, Helen Elaine Lee, Dennis Lehane, M.L. Liebler, Grace Lin, Michael Steinberg, Jacqueline Woodson
Publishing/editing courses: yes (see website)
Literary magazine: Solstice
Reading series: yes (see website)
Recent visiting writers: Naomi Shihab Nye, Dorothy Alison, Phillip Lopate, Cornelius Eady, Nancy Willard, Stewart O'Nan, Walter Dean Myers, Stephen Dunn, Andre Dubus III
Program description: The Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College is designed to help students reach their full potential as writers through a demanding curriculum that balances the workshop experience with the study of literary craft, criticism, and theory. The program embraces a wide range of voices and artistic approaches in its faculty and its students, establishing a learning environment that fosters community and celebrates the individual. Working with some of the best writers in the country, students of Pine Manor College's MFA program emerge with a deep, well-rounded knowledge of their art, a strategy for continuing the development of their creative vision, and a supportive circle of peers and mentors.
We are co-educational, inclusive, and affordable; our diverse and dedicated faculty are committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their writing goals.
last updated 08/20/2013