Program description: St. Francis College is proud to offer the ONLY low-residency Creative Writing graduate program in NYC! Our location means we bring the publishing industry to our students, running daily roundtables and panel discussions with top agents, editors, and publishers (previous speakers included Barnes & Noble, Buzzfeed Books, Amazon Books, and more).
Our 6-to-1 student to faculty ratio offers an intimate, focused environment for aspiring writers to flourish in our downtown Brooklyn community. Our approach is realistic about the challenges of succeeding as a career writer. We offer access to the publishing world, freedom and flexibility to work and write, and are among the most affordable programs in the country.
Our award-winning faculty inspire our students to write and read across genres! 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, shares his invaluable know-how of crafting evocative stories. Robert Fitzgerald Lifetime Contribution Award winner, Annie Finch, teaches the importance of rhythm in creating memorable narratives.
Enjoy an extremely personalized and informative MFA experience that will motivate, inspire, and get you excited about progressing your career! Our students also receive an annual paid scholarship to the Slice Literary Conference.
Learn the craft of writing from the best in the industry and get continual feedback as you build your skills towards becoming a professional writer and open doors to your next great career!
Recent Publishing Talks:
Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed Books
Stacey Barney, Executive Editor, Penguin/G.P.Putnam’s Sons
Kate Mckean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
Miwa Messer, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers
Victoria Marini, Irene Goodman Literary Agency
Johnny Temple, Akashic Books
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