Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Fiction; Poetry; Creative Nonfiction
Antioch University’s MFA program was founded in 1997 as the nation’s first low-residency creative writing program on the West Coast. At two 10-day residencies each year, students gather at the site of world’s only MFA program specifically devoted to literature and the pursuit of social justice. Rather than focusing exclusively on the completion of a single book-length Final Manuscript, the MFA Program educates students in the various roles of the Writer in Society, how to make a difference on the page and in the diverse communities where writers work and live. Antioch Los Angeles has distinguished itself from other programs through our award-winning faculty in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction, and through innovative features such as the Field Study, the Translation Seminar and Conference, the MFA Alumni Weekend Residency, and the Certificate in Publishing Arts. The Low-Residency Format Writers need their communities—of books, of people, of the larger world. But writing happens, and has always happened, most often in solitude. The low-residency program works the way working-writers do: combining literary pursuits with your ongoing life.
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