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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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MFA in Creative Writing Residency Visit Day

CW Female Student Smiling ClassroomJune 25, 2016
9:00 am–1:30 pm

Get an inside look at the MFA in Creative Writing Program. Join us for part of the program's residency, where you'll attend an information session and sit in on a seminar with current students. Learn more and RSVP.

Graduate Information Sessions

CW Female Student Hands PaperSpeak with admissions counselors about our highly regarded graduate programs, and take a tour of our Cambridge campus. Learn more and RSVP today!

Creative Writing Faculty Featured on NPR's Code Switch

Faculty Jason ReynoldsMFA in Creative Writing faculty Jason Reynolds was recently featured alongside coauthor Brendan Kiely on NPR's Code Switch: Frontiers of Race, Culture and Ethnicity for their novel "All American Boys."  Written in response to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and other young black Americans, the novel explores racial profiling and police brutality.  Learn more about the novel and its authors here.

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 jvanderv@lesley.edu.