She recently discussed her background as a poet and what she hopes to accomplish at St. On July 6th, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld will discuss his career as a writer in theater, film, and TV with Ben Snyder, the Dramatic Writing Coordinator for St.
Designed for aspiring writers, an MFA in Creative Writing empowers you to enhance your creativity, while sharing and developing your work within a supportive academic community.
Through workshops, residencies, and literary courses, you'll receive feedback from your peers and professors, gain insight about the world of professional writing, and work toward creating a publishable product.
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 among the most affordable programs in the country.
Throughout the program you’ll participate in three, five day in-person residencies where you’ll meet with authors of distinction, professors, and classmates for workshops, craft talks, and community building.
The Inaugural Residency Students convene in early October for a five-day orientation and intensive craft residency.Degree Program Credits: The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program consists of four semesters, each including one residency (4 credits) and one distance workshop (4 credits).A final graduation residency (4 credits) completes the program, for a total of 36 credits.Our 6-to-1 student to faculty ratio offers an intimate, focused environment for aspiring writers to flourish in our downtown Brooklyn community.New Writer Mentors for the winter session include Jason Starr and Jamel Brinkley.Traditional MFA programs that demand a full-time commitment, such as the 14 MFA programs in New York, do not allow aspiring writers a day or night job, and do not accurately represent the working life of the majority of professionals in the field.A global favorite hub of art and character, Brooklyn has been a prime location for working writers from the time of Walt Whitman to the annual Brooklyn Book Festival, hosted, in part, on the SFC campus.We are proud to congratulate MFA faculty Jamel Brinkley on being a 2018 National Book Award finalist.Our NYC location means we bring the publishing industry to our students, running daily roundtables and panel discussions with top agents, editors and publishers.The 5 and final residency will culminate in a creative thesis—a novel, a chapbook of poetry or a short story collection.We feel this structure reflects the realities of life as a working writer.