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MFA in Creative Writing - Writing for Young People

The graduate concentration in Writing for Young People guides students in mastering the unique challenges in writing children's and YA literature.

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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  

Lesley Alum's Book featured on Reading Rainbow

CW BooksMFA Alum Beth Raisner Glass' (Writing for Young People, '06) book Blue Ribbon Dad was recently featured on "Reading Rainbow."  The book is a heartwarming story about a little boy thinking of all the things he loves to do with his dad.  Click here to watch host Levar Burton read the story aloud.

MFA Alum Jasmine Warga Signs two-book deal with Harper Collins

Student Jasmine WargaAlumna Jasmine Warga, ‘12, has signed a contract with Harper Collins for her debut YA novel, My Heart and Other Black Holes, as well as for a second, as-yet-untitled book. Learn more.