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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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Graduate Arts and Social Sciences Programs Open House


April 16, 2016
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Creative Writing, Counseling, Clinical Mental Health: Expressive Therapies (Art, Music, Drama, Dance/Movement, and Expressive Arts), International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations, and Mindfulness
Learn how a graduate degree can help you take your passion and expertise to new heights.

MFA in Creative Writing Residency Visit Day

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

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

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.