Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Sep
    11

    The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very eyes! Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing has been planned out, rehearse ... more

  • Sep
    17

    MFA Reading: Natalie Diaz

    Natalie Diaz is the author of the poetry collection When My Brother Was an Aztec. She directs a language revitalization program and works with the last Elder speakers of the Mojave language at Fort Mojave. Event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading.
  • Sep
    24

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    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.
  • Sep
    25

    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!)
  • Oct
    02

    Melanie Brown Lecturer: Karen Bender

    The Melanie Brown Lecturer Series is one of the exciting opportunities for aspiring writers to meet established authors, specifically writers of fiction, through Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program. The Melanie Brown Lecturer is presented each year through the generosity of The Melanie and Fred R. Brown Endowed Fund.

    Karen E. Bender is the author of the story collection Refund (Cou ... more

  • Oct
    02

    MFA Creative Writing Open House 10/2

    Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in round-table discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program. Following the Open House, prospective students are invited to join our students and faculty at the Melanie Brown Lecture Series to attend a reading by Karen Bender. The Melanie Brown Lecturer Series is one o ... more
  • Oct
    09

    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!)
  • Oct
    13

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    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.
  • Oct
    23

    MFA Reading: Nick Flynn

    Nick Flynn is the author of seven books, most recently The Reenactments, the final book in his memoir trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. He is a creative writing professor at University of Houston. Event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading.
  • Nov
    12

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    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.
  • Nov
    13

    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
    20

    MFA Reading: Ellery Akers and Sheryl St. Germain

    Event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the reading.
  • Nov
    23

    MFA Talk: Lois Lowry

  • Dec
    16

    MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

    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
    29

    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
    19

    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
    18

    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

    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!)

Past Events

08/19/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

07/15/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

06/18/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

05/12/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

04/17/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

04/15/2015 - MFA Reading: John Amen

04/03/2015 - Fourth River Launch Party

03/31/2015 - CANCELLED MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

03/27/2015 - Words Without Walls Book Launch

03/20/2015 - Word Circus

03/18/2015 - MFA Talk: Diane Goettel

03/18/2015 - MFA Creative Writing Virtual Information Session

03/06/2015 - MFA Reading with Autumn House Press

03/04/2015 - MFA Reading: Allison Joseph

02/20/2015 - Word Circus