The Creative Writing ProgramsMS-A1730Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN firstname.lastname@example.org
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Working one-on-one with MFAC professors, you will complete the coursework from your home (online or via snail mail) and travel to Hamline's Saint Paul campus twice a year for intensive, 11-day writing residencies.
In just two years, you will gain knowledge and skill in writing for young readers; you will develop an effective writing practice; and you will deepen your background in the history and literature of children's and young adult literature. While you will work remotely for much of the time, you will not work alone. Despite living all over the country, our MFAC students are a close-knit group that stays connected throughout the program and beyond via email and social media. Additionally, students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor each semester. See a listing of the many publications by our MFAC students and alumni
Our program is one of only a few in the country that focuses exclusively on writing for children and young adults and earns you a master of fine arts degree in just two years. We offer breadth and depth in multiple writing categories—picture book, early reader, middle-grade and young-adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic novel, and comics. You will be immersed in the process and craft of writing and supported by a community of accomplished authors, mentors, and colleagues. And you will graduate prepared to navigate the literary marketplace.
The low-residency model accommodates working adults and those who do not wish to or cannot relocate to attend college. Learn more about the Low-Residency Advantage.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER/JULY 2014: MAY 15, 2014
SUMMER: JULY 11 - 20, 2014 New students start July 10
Winter: January 9 - 18, 2015 New students start July 8
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"The sense of community and fellowship is phenomenal. My peers are immensely supportive and the faculty validates you as a writer."
-- Anne Schwab, MFAC alum
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