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Why Study Creative Writing at Wilkes?
At Wilkes, we focus on the craft, community, and career of writing. 行业的反馈 is an incredible benefit to aspiring writers. That is why each creative thesis is read and evaluated by a working agent, editor, publisher, or producer. 这些外面的 readers provide detailed notes about your work and review them with you during a one-on-one 居民会议.
This focus on the profession of writing, along with the dedication of our faculty (who "stay with you" even after you graduate), has propelled our creative writing MA/MFA students to an exceptional level of success after graduation, resulting in hundreds of published or produced works.
- Come together twice a year to attend workshops, connect with your cohort, check in with your mentor and expand your craft.
- Complete your coursework online between residencies with the support and guidance 有成就的作家.
- Enjoy readings from nationally-acclaimed writers, program alumni, faculty and mentors.
- Learn how to live like a writer, building a writing plan, schedule and practice that encourages discipline and supports and sustains your creative process.
- Learn to tell your story in a way that engages the audience—exploring genres, experimenting with writing conventions, and mastering the presentation of your work so it can be 与世界共享.
- Focus on developing your craft with concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, writing for television, poetry, spoken word, or publishing.
- Revise with intention—for that's where the “real writing” begins. 工艺说明及 feedback, translating them into actionable edits that make your project shine through 修订.
- 学会出版/制作. Learn ways to share your finalized manuscript with editors, publishers and producers, and how to pitch your project when given the opportunity. We do this by offering you that training and practice while you’re 在程序中!