Follow your passion, write your story, and work to get published with the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.
At Wilkes, we focus on the craft and business of writing. We do this in a mentoring atmosphere that embraces one-on-one guidance while immersing you in a community of working writers.
All final creative projects are read and evaluated by an outside reader who is an agent, editor, producer or publisher – it's what makes Wilkes unique and what propels our graduates to writing success.
Wilkes offers areas of study in:
Write your story in any form! From literary fiction to thriller to YA to biography, our faculty will mentor you in any genre.
Choose from two convenient formats:
- Low-residency: online with eight-day campus residencies in January and June. Learn more about our residencies.
- Weekender: online with four weekend sessions per semester.
Face-to-face components give you the opportunity to share ideas and interact with your colleagues, faculty and guest lecturers. Your semester coursework is conveniently conducted online so you can connect with your faculty and classmates from anywhere. Our cohort format creates a strong bond among peers – relationships that last a lifetime. Some of our graduates still participate in writing retreats with their cohort, well beyond graduation.
Since the founding of our program in 2006, members of our creative writing community
have made a tremendous impact in the literary and arts world.
Mission and Vision
The mission of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing is to educate our students in the craft, life, and business practices of seven areas of study — fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, creative nonfiction, publishing and making documentary films — through a commitment to excellent mentorships, publishing opportunities, and industry-specific internships. Our vision is to offer a nationally recognized and widely reputed graduate creative writing program where students and faculty find the writing support, community, and market opportunities to become lifelong, productive, professional writers in all fields.
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Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing Program Collection
Find books and materials written/produced by graduates and faculty of the program.