The MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College

The 29th Annual Summer Writers’ Week

2012 FACULTY

FICTION: Justin Torres
CREATIVE NONFICTION/MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Kao Kalia Yang
POETRY: Mark Nowak
CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT: Rita Williams-Garcia
FANTASY/SPECULATIVE FICTION: Nnedi Okorafor

Summer Writers’ Week at Manhattanville College also features a keynote reading and public conversation withNational Book Critics Circle Award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Joby Warrick. Additionaly, Writers’ Week workshop students can participate in sessions with journal editors, seminars on applying for writer’s retreats, and craft workshops on various aspects of writing and editing. Special guests include Ken Chen, Sonya Chung, Joel Whitney, and Cara Benson. Summer Writers’ Week concludes with a reading by student writers who have participated in the week-long workshops.

WHO PARTICIPATES

Aspiring writers who want to create new work or refine a project already in progress join seasoned writers and MFA students from Manhattanville.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE CREDIT

At the final class of Writers’ Week, students seeking graduate credit will be required to submit a piece of revised work-in-progress to the workshop leader.

MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING

Manhattanville offers a 36-credit MFA in Creative Writing degree for writers and aspiring writers. Credits for Writers’ Week are applicable toward the degree. For more information, call (914) 323-5239 or e-mail camille.rankine@mville.edu