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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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Summer Residency 2015 Readings

CW Auditorium Performance 01Join the MFA in Creative Writing program for our annual summer residency readings.  Faculty, students, and visiting writer Gish Jen will read work from a variety of genres, for a range of age groups.  Open to the public! June 19 - 26, in Lesley's Marran Theater.  View the full schedule here.

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.