2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Creative Writing, Low Residency MFA

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Program Coordinator:  Jennifer McClanaghan, Ph.D.

About the Program

Salve’s vibrant, two-year program confers an MFA in Creative Writing in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.  Newport, Rhode Island is a vacation-land steeped in cultural and literary history - home to novelists and to novels by Henry James, Thornton Wilder and Edith Wharton.  

This low-residency program will immerse students in the creative life by intensively studying the craft of writing with dedicated faculty.  Students can choose to specialize in fiction, poetry, non-fiction or young adult writing.  Residencies consist of daily workshops, craft lectures, manuscript consultations and keynote readings, initiating students into the writing life as well as the business of publishing and editing.  Students spend the months between residencies writing and reflecting in an individualized mentorship with eminent writers.  

The Newport MFA is dedicated to: 

  • the rigor of graduate study;
  • providing outstanding guides and mentors in the field;
  • balancing the solitude of writing with a dynamic community experience.  

Residency Dates:

Residencies are always the last full week in June and the first full week in January.  

June 23 - July 1, 2018
January 5 - 13, 2019
June 22 - 30, 2019
January 4 - 12, 2020
June 20 - 28, 2020
Every course is 6 credits.  Every term contains two courses for 12 credits.  Students will always register for the two courses together (residency and mentorship).  The 5th residency is a graduation residency and doesn’t carry any credits.  
Summer 2018:   ENG600 and ENG610
Winter 2019:      ENG601 and ENG611
Summer 2019:   ENG602 and ENG612
Winter 2020:      ENG603, and ENG613
Summer 2020:   ENG620 (Graduation)

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    Creative Writing, Low Residency MFA

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