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  • We want your story.

    No matter where you are in your writing career.

    As the only university in the United States with three fine arts programs in creative writing, Hamline has a long history of turning writers into published authors. Learn from faculty members that include recent Newbery Medal winners, a National Book Award finalist, and more. Whether you’re a high school student spending the summer learning the ropes of a writing workshop or a graduate student looking to elevate your creative life, we’ll help you share your words with the world.

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    Refine your craft in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, with the option of a full-time or part-time program.

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    Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults

    Join one of only three programs nationwide specializing in writing for young readers. Work remotely during the semester and gather with Hamline’s writing community for 11-day residencies twice a year.

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    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    Take advantage of the Twin Cities’ only undergraduate creative writing degree in the context of Hamline’s on-campus liberal arts experience.

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    MFA alum Susan Triemert's flash essay 'Snowball,' was recently published by Anti-Heroin Chic. Anti-Heroin Chic is a collective journal of poetry, photography, art work, stories, essays, interviews and more.