Our Community

A Community of Writers

The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing prides itself on the strong, lifelong community it forms between our faculty, students, alumni and other partners. Our dedicated faculty will provide you in-depth feedback and "stay with you" even after graduation. Our strong partnerships with outside professional consultants means every creative thesis is read, evaluated and reviewed with great detail during a one-on-one residency meeting.

Meet Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty is composed of award-winning authors, producers, playwrights and screenwriters. They will mentor you one-on-one, guide you through the process of creating a full-length creative piece and advise you on the process of pitching and selling your work.


Our Students

Our students make our Creative Writing program unlike any other. They build each other up, celebrate successes and enthusiastically welcome new members.

Student Successes

Numerous alumni have had works published and won prestigious awards during and after their time in the program.


Hear what our students have to say about our program and how it has contributed to their success in the world of writing.

Revise This!

Stay up to date with our program with Revise This!, the official newsletter of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing

Outside Consultants

Industry feedback is an incredible benefit to aspiring writers. That's why at Wilkes, each creative thesis is read and evaluated by an agent, editor, publisher or producer in the field. Our outside readers will provide detailed notes about your work and review their feedback during a one-on-one meeting.

View All Current Consultants

Ibrahim Ahmad

Ibrahim Ahmad

Senior Editor, Viking Press

Co-founder of Brooklyn Wordsmiths, an editorial and consulting program, Ibrahim leads writing workshops and teaches in the Creative Writing Program. He was a finalist to the inaugural Star Watch prize by Publishers Weekly.


Nicole Frail

Senior Editor, Skyhorse Publishing

Nicole has acquired and published hundreds of titles during her time at Skyhorse in the categories of cooking, lifestyle/hobby and children’s nonfiction, as well as adult fiction, memoir and children’s fiction and picture books.

Chris Tomasino

Chris Tomasino

The Tomasino Agency, Inc.

An agent since 1975, Chris' clients have included Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote, former baseball manager and now MLB executive Joe Torre, talented international book packagers and corporate clients, Angel Records and The Professional Golf Association.


In addition to our talented faculty and consultants, our program has partnerships with several nationally-recognized organizations both on and off campus.


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board to the Graduate Creative Writing Program acted as a sounding board throughout the evolution of the program. Members are consulted on faculty, admission standards, the curriculum and other strategic matters.