MFA in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Write. Edit. Publish at MFA program in Creative Writing

"Say it Well in Good Sentences."  — Plath

Launched in 2012, the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing is a 48-hour workshop-based residency program with three areas of concentration: fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. In addition, students gain practical publishing experience through SHSU's Texas Review Press and Texas Review.

While the program centers around the workshop experience, students will be expected to take a significant body of coursework in literature and theory.

"We believe that writers should be readers, and should understand not only the tradition in which they write—why they should study those 'classics,' but also of the time in which they write," says program director Dr. Scott Kaukonen. "We think they should study and be aware of contemporary literature and ideas as well."


the story of the MFA program in Creative Writing
Tucked away on a sprawling 316-acre campus, within a quaint, small community, writers can find the support, focus, and commraderie they're looking for. More >

Characters of the MFA program in Creative Writing

A dedicated and accomplished faculty will guide students as developing writers, editors, and publishers. More >

Sights and sounds from the MFA program in Creative Writing

Established writers from all over the country visit our campus, mentoring our students in classroom settings and present readings of their work for the campus and surrounding communities. More >



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Monday, April 15, 2019
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