• True Writing.


    As a student in The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline, you will become part of a series of outstanding programs in creative writing—undergraduate and graduate—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 U.S. with three fine arts programs in creative writing and an award-winning national literary magazine—but the cultural and literary bounty of the Twin Cities.

    Hamline students experience a world-class education in the process and craft of writing taught by award-winning practicing writers. Faculty in The Creative Writing Programs publish regularly. Among them, they have published over 250 books and won some of the highest awards given for excellence in writing for children, young adults, and adults. All CWP faculty are skilled and committed teachers of writing. Our graduate students and alums regularly win Loft Mentor Awards, Minnesota State Arts Board grants, Loft-McKnight and Bush Foundation Fellowships.

    Select a program from the menu to the right for more information.  

     

  • CWP News

    Kirkus interviewed MFAC '13 alum, Daniel Bernstrom, about his recently released debut picture book, One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, and other upcoming releases.

    Marsha Wilson Chall, MFAC faculty, is launching her newest picture book, The Secret Life of Figgy Mustardo—published June 7th. Join Marsha for the launch party on the 11th at Red Balloon Bookshop.

    With so many books published by Hamline alumni, students, and faculty in the Creative Writing Programs this academic year, why not add one of these varied tales to your summer reading list?

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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.

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