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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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Graduate Information Sessions

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Lesley Welcomes Visiting Writer ZZ Packer

ZZ Packer Visiting WriterAcclaimed children's author ZZ Packer will join the MFA in Creative Writing program for its 2016 winter residency, January 8 - 16th.  Packer will engage in dialogs with students and faculty, and will be featured as part of the annual residency readings.  The readings are open to the public.  For more information, contact Jana Van Der Veer at

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.