Lesley University Mfa Creative Writing
Now in its 150th year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has trained acclaimed artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Grant Wood, Edward Gorey and Jeff Koons.
The low student-faculty ratio compensates for a high tuition rate, offering students face-to-face time with distinguished instructors like Michelle Grabner and Glenn Ligon, and an opportunity to build connections with classmates and peers.
At URI, we value the interdependence of creative writing and critical reading, and we offer students interested in creative writing a diverse, cross-disciplinary, in-depth study of the writing craft.
Here you will study with prize-winning authors and poets, and be encouraged to publish your work and participate in a variety of URI creative writing initiatives.
Undergraduates can select from two workshop offerings at ENG 205 Creative Writing and at least two at ENG 305 Advanced Creative Writing workshops in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and screenwriting.
I now co-direct the program with the Welsh poet and literary impresario, Dominic Williams. THE UNIVERSITY OF WALES, TRINITY ST DAVID In 2014 I joined internationally acclaimed Welsh poet, Menna Elfyn, in founding the Dylan Thomas International Summer School.
The course focuses on A Sense of Place, and includes morning workshops on campus; on-site workshops at locations such as 13th century Carreg Cennan Castle, Aberglasney Gardens, and Big Pit Coal Mine; travels to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty like the Gower Peninsula and the Pembrokeshire Coast; individual student tutorials; and evening readings by Wales’ finest authors, poets, and playwrights. Students may do the course for credit or just for fun. The school runs for 10 days every year in late May / early June, and is anchored at the beautiful campus of The University of Wales, Trinity St David, in the small town of Lampeter, in West Wales.
Creative writing students can further explore advanced, theme-driven seminars at the 400-level and beyond, and some undergraduate students may also be able to enroll at the graduate level.
Students are also encouraged to participate in workshops and master classes in URI’s Ocean State Writing Conference held each fall.