Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

  • Gray’s Skies brings Poet Gregory Orr and singer/ songwriter Bruce Dalzell to Chatham University on 2/17

    PITTSBURGH: Poet Gregory Orr and singer/songwriter Bruce Dalzell will be featured Friday, February 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in Rea Coffeehouse, Chatham University. This project is supported in part by the Gray St. Germain Gideon fund.  The reading and music series is free and open to the public. Gray’s Skies is an annual reading and […]
    Jan 16, 2017

  • Chatham University Receives Grant From Staunton Farm Foundation In Support of Words Without Walls

    PITTSBURGH: Chatham University has announced that it has been awarded a grant of $11,200 from Staunton Farm Foundation in support of the Maenad Fellowship, a new program within Words Without Walls, a creative partnership between the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh, and Sojourner House. Beginning January 2017, the Maenad Fellowship will support […]
    Jan 06, 2017

  • Helen Macdonald to speak at Chatham University January 30, 2017

    PITTSBURGH:  Award-winning author, Helen Macdonald will discuss her work and answer questions on Monday, January 30th, 2017, at 12:00 pm in the Mellon Living Room, Mellon Center, on Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Held in collaboration with Chatham University’s MFA in Creative Writing program and Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, the event is free and open to the public. Helen […]
    Dec 20, 2016

  • Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program Receives NEH Grant

    GRANT TO FUND EXPANSION OF WORDS WITHOUT WALLS PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 Humanities Access “challenge” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand Words Without Walls, a creative partnership between the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh, and Sojourner House, a residential […]
    Dec 14, 2016

  • Joseph Bathanti to Read at Chatham University for Words Without Walls Reading Series

    PITTSBURGH:  Joseph Bathanti will read on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 8:30 pm in Rea Coffee House at Chatham University 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 a grant from the A. W.  Mellon Foundation. The reading […]
    Dec 11, 2016

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Upcoming Events

  • 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