Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

  • Chatham University Professor Publishes Memoir, Schedules On-Campus Reading for November 9

    PITTSBURGH:   Mark Nieson, associate professor in the MFA Creative Writing program recently published a memoir, Schoolhouse: Lessons on Love & Landscape, which concerns the search for where identity, place, and heart intersect. The memoir opens with its Brooklyn-born narrator standing on his head outside an old one-room schoolhouse amid 500 acres of remote woodlands in […]
    Nov 10, 2016

  • Conversations and Connections Writing Conference on October 22

    PITTSBURGH:  Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing will take place, October 22, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. in Mellon Board Room at Chatham University with programming until 6:00 p.m.  With a $70 registration fee, participants pay for the full day conference, including the keynote by featured authors, three craft workshop or panel sessions, one […]
    Sep 23, 2016

  • April 9th Reading & Music Series To Explore Themes of Loss & Personal Struggle

    PITTSBURGH: On Saturday, April 9th at 8:00 pm, Chatham will host Gray’s Skies, an annual reading and music series founded in honor of Gray St. Germain Gideon, a musician, composer and creative thinker who died in 2014 of a drug overdose. This series focuses on celebrating the works of writers, artists and musicians whose work uses the […]
    Mar 14, 2016

  • Author, Philip Terman, to Read at Chatham University on March 23

    PITTSBURGH:   Poet and author, Philip Terman, will read on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 8:00 pm in Rea Coffeehouse, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus.  A book signing and reception will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.  Chatham poets Heather McNaugher, Sheryl St. Germain and Sheila Squillante will also read. Philip Terman […]
    Feb 25, 2016

  • Bestselling Author, Bonnie Jo Campbell, to Read at Chatham University for Words Without Walls Reading Series

    PITTSBURGH:   Bonnie Jo Campbell will read on Wednesday February 17th, 2016 at 8:00 pm in the Welker Room, Chatham University Shadyside Campus, as part of the Words Without Walls Reading Series.  A book signing and reception will follow the reading. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for […]
    Jan 27, 2016

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec
    15

    MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.
  • Jan
    05

    MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.
  • Jan
    17

    Joseph Bathanti Reading

    Poet and author, Joseph Bathanti, will read on Tuesday, January 17th at 8:00 pm in Rea Coffeehouse, Chatham University, Shadyside Campus. A book signing and reception will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.

    Joseph Bathanti is an American poet, novelist and professor. He was named by Governor Bev Perdue as the seventh North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2012–2014. more
  • Feb
    03

    MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.
  • Feb
    17

    Gray's Skies Reading and Music Series

    Chatham will host Gray’s Skies, an annual reading and music series founded in honor of Gray St. Germain Gideon, a musician, composer and creative thinker who died in 2014 of a drug overdose. This series focuses on celebrating the works of writers, artists and musicians whose work uses the imagination to explore loss or personal struggle.

    This year’s series will feature poet Gregory Orr ... more
  • Feb
    24

    MFA Open House

    Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program. In the evening, join our students and faculty at Word Circus. Word Circus is presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program in collaboration with Most Wanted Fine Arts Gallery. This monthly reading series ... more
  • Mar
    01

    MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.
  • Apr
    03

    MFA Creative Writing Prospective Student Webinar

    A virtual information session for the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, including a brief presentation and overview of the program followed by an open forum for questions and answers.

Past Events

11/09/2016 - Marc Nieson Reading with Alison Taverna, Dakota Garilli and Jenny Ashburn

10/22/2016 - Conversations and Connections Writer's Conference

10/21/2016 - MFA Open House

10/18/2016 - Amy Bloom Reading

04/15/2016 - Word Circus

04/09/2016 - Gray's Skies

03/18/2016 - Word Circus

02/19/2016 - Word Circus

02/17/2016 - WWW Reading Series: Bonnie Jo Campbell

02/08/2016 - MFA Reading: James Guignard

01/29/2016 - Word Circus

11/23/2015 - Q&A with Lois Lowry

11/20/2015 - MFA Reading: Ellery Akers and Sheryl St. Germain

11/13/2015 - Fourth River Launch and Word Circus

10/23/2015 - MFA Reading: Nick Flynn