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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 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.

Sara Zarr Joins Creative Writing Faculty

Faculty Sara ZarrThe MFA in Creative Writing program is delighted to welcome Young Adult author Sara Zarr to our Writing for Young People faculty.  Zarr has published 5 novels and has been a National Book Award finalist, among other numerous accolades.  Learn more about Sara on her website.