Faculty for NYU’s MFA for creative writing program include Zadie Smith, an esteemed author famous for her novel White Teeth, and Marie Howe, New York’s current state poet.
Email: [email protected] Phone: 718.951.5197 This small, highly personal two-year program in creative writing confers master of fine arts degrees in fiction, poetry, and playwriting.
It offers single-discipline and inter-genre workshops, literature seminars, small-group reading tutorials, and one-on-one tutorials, all of which emphasize relationships between eminent faculty and students.
We host regular on-campus readings by some of the most gifted writers at work today.
These readings are intimate, meant for students in the program and members of the community.
O'Brien, Stephen O'Connor, Joseph O'Neill, Jenny Offill, Julie Otsuka, Caryl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Francine Prose, Nava Renek, Roxana Robinson, Adam Ross, Sarah Ruhl, Karen Russell, Sapphire, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Helen Schulman, Elizabeth Searle, Sara Shepard, Lorna Simpson, Darin Strauss, Gary Shteyngart, Elizabeth Strout, Lawrence Thornton, Colm Tóibín, Kate Walbert, Dana Ward, Colson Whitehead, Diane Williams, Liz Willis, and Mark Yakich.
To read about some of our students, see the recent Poets & Writers "MFA Nation" feature.The low student-faculty ratio compensates for a high tuition rate, offering students face-to-face time with distinguished instructors like Michelle Grabner and Glenn Ligon, and an opportunity to build connections with classmates and peers.The campus spans beautiful downtown Chicago, inspiring students with spectacular architecture in modern and historical buildings.Schools are presented in the order of number of MFAs awarded in 2013 as indicated by the National Center for Education Statistics.These programs provide excellent instruction and help students graduate with the requisite skills to turn their passion into a career.Additionally, students have the opportunity to work on our literary journal, , and give public readings and performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Students may also teach undergraduate courses for the English Department.Our graduates have had their work published widely and have won competitions sponsored by the .Our playwrights have won Obies, Guggenheim Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize, started theater companies, and had their plays produced here and abroad.For more information about what our students, alumni, and faculty are up to, visit our Student Publications, Newsletters, and Events pages.Playwriting alumna Annie Baker has been named a 2017 Mac Arthur Foundation Fellow.Baker is a playwright exploring the complexities of human behavior and the ways in which language is often inadequate to build true understanding between people.