MFA - Creative Writing Program
The paradoxical truth about writing
Writing demands both solitude-time alone to think and write-and a community of colleagues to sustain that work too. The low-residency MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte is expressly designed to meet both of those demands.
Designed to benefit committed writers who want to hone their craft without uprooting their lives, the Queens MFA program brings together experienced and emerging writers for intensive seven-day residencies on campus twice a year and connects students and teachers online through the rest of the year as they work on their writing in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. With courses of study in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen, the MFA program offers a community of writers in-residence and online who share the immersive experience over four semesters of intense study and writing.
In keeping with Queens' long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, the MFA program also provides a highly personalized course of study, with a student-teacher ratio that never exceeds four-to-one. As the first low-residency program (and still one of the only low-residency programs) to use a workshop model in both distance learning and on-campus residencies, the Queens MFA program is committed to forming and sustaining a community of writers.
And with an extensive alumni network and biennial alumni conferences featuring small workshops with influential editors and agents, the Queens MFA program offers a community of writers that extends beyond graduation.
Spring: October 1
MFA Residency Welcomes Talented Faculty and Students, Congratulates Graduates
During the week, MFA students will continue honing their craft through various collaborative workshops and presentations. Graduating students will present their theses, and on Saturday, May 28, they will participate in a formal commencement ceremony. Read More
News of novels just published and forthcoming by MFA faculty and alumni. Read More
MFA Alumna Amy Bagwell Inspires Others through "The Wall Poems of Charlotte"
MFA Alumna Amy Bagwell Inspires Others through "The Wall Poems of Charlotte" Read More
Queens faculty Julie Funderburk reads from her debut full-length collection of poetry, "The Door that Always Opens" (LSU Press) for the English Department Reading Series. The recipient of a 2015 North Carolina Arts Council fellowship, she has also been awarded scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences. View Event