• Creative Writing Programs

    Master's and bachelor's writing programs

    As a student in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline, you will become part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing in the heart of a dynamic and rich literary community:

    You will have at your fingertips not only the resources at Hamline—the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but also the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities.

    Hamline students are privy to a thought-provoking, relevant education in the process and craft of writing and are taught by award-winning practicing writers. Graduate students and alumni are not only frequently published but are recipients of Minnesota’s most notable awards, grants, and fellowships. In fact, the Creative Writing Programs are so integral to the literary Twin Cities that authors and organizations have partnered with Hamline to offer scholarships.

  • CWP News

    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.

    Brian Farrey '09 MFA was awarded the 2017 McKnight Fellowship in Children's Literature; four Hamline MFA and MFAC faculty and alumnae received honorable mentions in Children's Lit and Creative Prose.

    "You can grow your own farm anywhere" is the empowering message of Anywhere Farm (Candlewick Press), the inclusive new picture book from Phyllis Root, faculty in the MFAC.

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    Student/Alumni Book Publications

    We proudly present book publications by students and alumni of our BFA and our two MFA programs. View the whole list or sort by program.

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    Muse News

    Visit "Muse News" to see our impressive collection of the many publications, awards, accomplishments, and honors from CWP students, alumni, and faculty.

  • Message from the Director

    Message From the Director

    Hear from our director about the joys of working in the Creative Writing Programs at Hamline and gain some insight on what you could learn here.

  • Student and Alumni Resources

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    Current & New MFA Students

    Find information on courses and registration, tuition, assistantships, graduation requirements, and more.

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    Current & New MFAC Students

    Find information on scholarships, critical thesis, presentation, and archives, lecture videos, and more.

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    Creative Writing Programs Alumni

    Find out MFAC Alumni Weekend, how to come back and take an MFA class, stay in touch, and more.