MFA in Creative Writing Program presents
Summer Community of Writers
July 21 - July 31, 2016
Christopher Barzak» view bio
Risking it All: The Rewards of Living and Writing with Higher Stakes
- Fiction with Sherrie Flick
- YA/Adult Fiction with Chris Barzak
- Poetry with Jeff Oaks
- Creative Nonfiction with Lori Jakiela
- Contagious Empathy: Embracing Risk as an Everyday Practice
- There is No Dust in My House: On Mindful Writing About the Self and Others.
- Resources for the Imagination
- Description, Distraction, Disruption, Destruction
- Teaching or starving? Are there other alternatives?
- Writers in the Community
- Collaboration as Artistic Risk & Reward: A Talk & Gallery Show
- I Wrote a Thesis! Now What?
Sherrie Flick» view bio
Jeff Oaks» view bio
Lori Jakiela» view bio
Richard St. John» view bio
Rachel Elkstrom Courage» view bio
Nick Courage» view bio
Sarah Shotland» view bio
Dave Housley» view bio
Ten days of intensive workshops, craft lectures and readings with award-winning poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers on Chatham University's gorgeous Shadyside and Eden Hall campuses. Each participant also receives a 30 minute manuscript consultation with a workshop instructor. For-credit and non-credit options available. ACT 48 available for-credit only. Contact us at MFA@chatham.edu to register or for more information.
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Now Accepting Applications
It's a beautiful, beneficial experience to read a book by a distinguished, brilliant writer. However, it's an irreplaceable, invaluable experience to read that book, then sit in a room with that writer, listen and learn from that writer and do so in an environment where that same writer knows your name, your work and, equally, listens to you.
–Cody Leutgens, alum
This intensive setting is a gift, something I wish I could do every summer.
–Lori Barrett, alum
The ten-day intensive accelerated my process of self-discovery as I grew into a deeper understanding of my process and craft. I arrived to Chatham as a person who enjoyed writing, and I left a writer.
–Kimberly McElhatten, current student
Highlights from SCW 2014: Keynote Speaker Dinty W. Moore
Author Dinty W. Moore opens the 2014 Summer Community of Writers Workshop with a reading entitled "Compassion is a Verb"
Dinty W. Moore discusses the topic of Voice and Persona