Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    27

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    Speak with faculty and admission staff and hear about the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Writing program. The session will include a faculty presentation and an overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

    If you have any questions, please contact Athena Birckbickler at Abirckbichler@chatham.edu.
  • Nov
    14

    Word Circus

    Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!)
  • Nov
    18

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    Speak with faculty and admission staff and hear about the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creating Writing program. The session will include a faculty presentation and overview of the program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

    If you have any questions, please contact Athena Birckbichler at ABirckbichler@Chatham.edu.
  • Nov
    21

    The Fourth River new online issue launch party

  • Dec
    02

    MFA Reading: Russell Shorto

    Reading is free and open to the public.
  • Jan
    23

    Word Circus

    Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!)
  • Feb
    09

    MFA Talk: Jesmyn Ward

    Jesmyn Ward has written two novels and a memoir titled Men We Reaped. Her novel Salvage the Bones won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction. Her fiction imagines the stories of poor black siblings growing up on the Gulf Coast, and her memoir explores the lives of her brother and four other young black men who lost their lives in her hometown.
  • Feb
    19

    MFA Reading: Judith Tannenbaum

    Judith Tannenbaum has taught poetry in a wide variety of settings from primary school classrooms to maximum security prisons. She taught at San Quentin for four years in the 1980s and subsequently created Arts in Corrections’ newsletter Memo:Arts and their Manual for Artists Working in Prison (available for download on her website). This work led to two of her books — Disguised as a Poem: My Years ... more
  • Feb
    20

    Word Circus

    Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!)
  • Mar
    04

    MFA Reading: Allison Joseph

    Allison Joseph was born in London, England in 1967 to parents of Caribbean heritage. She grew up in Toronto, Canada and the Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of Kenyon College and the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Indiana University. She has taught since 1994 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she help to found Crab Orchard Review, a journal of literary works, an ... more
  • Mar
    20

    Word Circus

    Presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, this monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose writers from Chatham and welcomes YOU to the Open Mic. (And it's free!)
  • Apr
    15

    MFA Reading: John Amen

    John Amen is the author of four collections of poetry. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine: www.thepedestalmagazine.com. He has led writing workshops in prisons, homeless shelters, and recovery centers, and corresponds regularly with inmates imprisoned throughout the US. Further information is available on his website: www.johnamen.com. Reading is free and open to the public. ... more

Past Events

10/18/2014 - Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing with Keynote Speaker Roxane Gay

10/17/2014 - Word Circus

10/17/2014 - MFA Creative Writing Open House

10/08/2014 - MFA Reading: Sheila Squillante and Heather McNaugher

09/30/2014 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

09/25/2014 - Melanie Brown Lecturer Alix Ohlin

09/18/2014 - “A Burning Hunger and from Whence it Came”: Lynda Schuster

09/09/2014 - Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

05/18/2014 - MFA Graduates Final Reading and Celebration

04/15/2014 - Fourth River Release Party

04/13/2014 - Independent Literary Publishing Party!

04/11/2014 - Word Circus

04/08/2014 - MFA Reading: Paul Bogard

03/21/2014 - Word Circus

03/19/2014 - MFA Reading: Tim Seibles