Chatham University

MFA Creative Writing
Program News & Events

  • Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference to be Held at Chatham University

    PITTSBURGH:  Barrelhouse is excited to announce the Conversations & Connections Writer’s Conference will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and programming ends at 4:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. The conference will welcome featured writers Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Geeta Kothari, Michelle Junot, and Robert Yune, […]
    Oct 19, 2017

  • Author, Margot Livesey, Visits Chatham as 2017 Melanie Brown Lecturer

    PITTSBURGH: On Wednesday, September 20, at 8 p.m. in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham University’s Shadyside campus, the Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program will welcome Margot Livesey as the Melanie Brown Lecturer. Melanie and Fred R. Brown established the Melanie Brown Lecture Series in 2008 to support a two-day […]
    Sep 07, 2017

  • Voices Unlocked

    PublicSource
    Apr 11, 2017

  • Kenny Gould is the sage of stouts

    The Jewish Chronicle
    Mar 20, 2017

  • Creative Writing Program Hosts “Dialogues: Writing in Divided Times” on April 6th

    PITTSBURGH: The Chatham University MFA in Creative Writing Program will sponsor Dialogues: Writing in Divided Times on April 6 from 5:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall, on Chatham’s Shadyside campus.  The event will feature readings and conversations with four authors, Li-Young Lee, Cornelius Eady, Danez Smith and Adriana E. […]
    Feb 21, 2017

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    20

    MFA Creative Writing Open House

    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. In the evening, join our students and faculty at Word Circus.

    Word Circus is presented by the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program. This monthly reading series features a mix of poetry and prose wri ... more
  • Oct
    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!)
  • Oct
    21

    Conversations and Connections Writer's Conference

    Want to write better? Want to get published? Attending pricey, academic-style, lecture-hall writer’s conferences won’t quite get you there, no matter how good the bagels are.

    Here’s what will: a comfortable, congenial environment where you can meet other writers, editors and publishers. You need to speak with the people who make editorial decisions, as well as with others who are trying ... more
  • Nov
    03

    The Fourth River Launch

  • Nov
    08

    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.
  • Dec
    07

    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

09/22/2017 - Word Circus

02/24/2017 - MFA Open House

02/17/2017 - Gray's Skies Reading and Music Series

01/17/2017 - Joseph Bathanti Reading

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