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Writing, MFA

The Master of Fine Arts in Writing program offers graduate students an intimate, personalized learning experience while taking advantage of San Francisco’s vibrant, eclectic literary scene. Founded in 1986, the program is designed to instruct writers in creative techniques, nurture their individual development and vision, and help them thrive in the larger community of writers.

Apply Now for 2023

The Fall 2023 application is now open. The priority application date is January 15, 2023.

Our two-year program offers workshops and literature seminars in the genres of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The distinctive design of the program emphasizes the connection between reading and the students’ own writing and fosters collegial relationships among faculty and students in small classes. All courses are taught by accomplished practicing writers, so that both literature seminars and workshops pay detailed attention to craft.

Writing, MFA

Kimberly Garrett, Program Assistant
2130 Fulton Street
Kalmanovitz Hall 302
San Francisco, CA 94117

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