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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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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.

Creative Writing Alum's Novel a 2013 "Buzz Book"

Sara Farizan's Young Adult novel If You Could Be Mine has been named a BookExpo America "Buzz Book" for 2013.  Farizan is a graduate of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Writing for Young People program.  Read 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.