Summer Community of Writers | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

MFA in Creative Writing Program presents
Summer Community of Writers

» Eden Hall Campus

July 17 - July 27, 2017
Chatham University
Eden Hall Campus

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Keynote Speaker & Fiction Workshop

BK Loren

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Keynote Speech

Radical Empathy: Writing in the Anthropocene

Craft Lectures

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 to register or for more information.

Student Testimonials

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

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