• BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    The place to go for creative writing in the upper Midwest.


    The BFA in Creative Writing offers a rigorous apprenticeship in the craft and process of writing; a tiered curriculum in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction; a strong background in the British and American literary traditions; and an understanding of textual analysis and the theoretical dimensions of reading and writing. Students learn how to read closely as writers, to create their own original works, and to analyze and appreciate the elements that comprise works of literature.

    Hamline’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is the only such degree in the Twin Cities and the only one in the state of Minnesota offered by a private liberal arts university. Hamline is the sole university in the United States offering three fine arts degrees in creative writing: the BFA, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

    Hamline also offers a creative writing minor and an English major with a concentration in creative writing.

  • CWP News

    Tracy Nelson Maurer, MFAC '09, has two new picture book biographies launching Saturday April first: John Deere, That's Who! launches at 11 am at Wild Rumpus Bookstore & Noah Webster's Fighting Words is at 2 pm at Red Balloon Bookstore.

    Molly B. Burnham, MFAC '10, has released the third book in the Teddy Mars series: Almost an Outlaw. Teddy goes from record breaker to rule breaker in this conclusion to the hilarious and heartwarming series by the winner of the Fleischman Humor Award.

    Sorry to Disrupt the Peace, a new novel by Hamline alumnus Patty Yumi Cottrell (BA in English, 2004), will be the focus of a Hamline community reading group with Cottrell on Thursday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cottrell will give a public reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Giddens Learning Center 100E.