Follow your passion, write your story and work to get published. Join the more than 600 writers from around the globe who have chosen Wilkes to advance their craft in a variety of writing genres.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts||Low-residency||30 (M.A.), 49 (MFA)|
Why Study Creative Writing at Wilkes?
At Wilkes, we focus on the craft and business of writing. Industry feedback 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. These outside readers provide detailed notes about your work and review their feedback during a one-on-one meeting. It’s what makes Wilkes unique and propels our graduates to writing success.
What Will You Learn in our Creative Writing Program?
- Learn how to live like a writer, building a writing plan, schedule, and process that encourages discipline and supports and sustains your creative process.
- How to draft your story in a way that engages the audience. You will do this by exploring various writing genres, experimenting with writing conventions and storytelling tools, and mastering the presentation of your work so it can be shared with the world.
- The only thing more important than drafting your manuscript is editing it, where the “real writing” begins. In our program, you will learn how to process notes and feedback, how to translate that into actionable edits and how to make your project shine through revision.
- How to get published/produced. 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 chance while you’re in the program!