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MFA in Creative Writing: Low-Residency

Ranked among the top low-residency MFA creative writing programs in the country, Lesley’s MFA Program in Creative Writing nurtures and challenges your literary promise through rich mentor relationships and interdisciplinary study.

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Lesley Poet Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Faculty Cate MarvinPoet and MFA faculty Cate Marvin is the winner of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship for her exceptional capacity for productive scholarship and creative ability in the arts.  Marvin says her best verse mines 'high voltage, high pressure situations,' to say things that 'can't be said.'  Read more. 

Alumni Spotlight: Sara Farizan '10

farizan-bannerAward-winning author Sara Farizan (MFA ’10) writes the books she wishes she could have read as a teenager. As a graduate student in Lesley’s master of fine arts in creative writing program, Farizan hit on the idea of writing a young adult novel about two girls desperately in love, set in Tehran, Iran — a very dangerous place to be gay. Read more.