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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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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.

Lesley Welcomes New Writing for Young People Faculty

Faculty Michelle KnudsenThe MFA Program in Creative Writing is delighted to welcome Michelle Knudsen and Jason Reynolds to its Writing for Young People faculty. Michelle is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 40Faculty Jason Reynolds books for young readers. Jason is the author of the highly acclaimed YA novels, The Boy in the Black Suit and When I Was the Greatest, winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award