Join us for an upcoming Graduate Information Session where we can answer your questions one-on-one, give you an opportunity to meet our faculty and introduce you to the Fairfield University community and experience.
Dear Fellow Writer, Thanks for taking the time to find us and learn about the low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Fairfield University, located in coastal Connecticut.
Other students come in with few samples but with seeds of ideas for one or more projects.
Our faculty members are skilled writers and teachers who craft individual courses of study to guide these and many other types of writers to the next level in their development.
The most promising writer in each residency applicant pool will be awarded the prestigious $5,000 MFA Fellowship.
Our alumni have been up to some great things since graduating, including the creation of After Enders, a website dedicated to fostering a lifelong community for the Fairfield University MFA in Creative Writing family.
Students gather for our convenient semiannual residencies on beautiful Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut.
While highly rigorous, the program can be tailored to suit your individual writing goals, and allow you to learn from a faculty made of nationally recognized writers.
Our evenings include visits by guest faculty writers such as Anita Shreve, Mark Doty, Rick Moody, Philip Schultz, Mary Karr, Wally Lamb, and Charles Simic.
Between the seminars, readings, talent shows, and open mic readings, we gather over meals to talk, shop, laugh—and above all to encourage one another in our projects.