• Master's and Bachelor's Creative 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

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    Introducing the "mischievous fun" Halloween Goodnight, a picture book by CWP alumna Rebecca Grabill (MFAC '11), new from Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Illustrated by Ella Okstad.

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    MFAC student celebrating book release and graduation! Blair Thornburgh's YA novel, Who's That Girl is out today (from HarperTeen). Publication party July 12 at Red Balloon Bookshop.

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    Celebrating its 10th year, the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults (MFAC) boasts an impressive number of award-winning alumni and faculty who are among the most influential writers of young people’s literature in the country.

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    Student/Alumni Book Publications

    We proudly present book publications by students and alumni of our MFA and MFAC 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.