Low-Residency in the City
In the years to come, how will writers develop their talents, create new work and connect with an audience? Come to the Twin Cities and join a vibrant literary community where you’ll deepen and broaden your artistic sensibilities, discover a close-knit cadre of fellow writers, enjoy individual attention from an accomplished and forward-thinking faculty, and prepare yourself for the future of creative writing.
For Writers Who Work Full-Time or Live Outside of Minnesota
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Augsburg is a two-year, low-residency program with the vision of preparing a small number of students for the future of creative writing. Low-residency programs accommodate writers who work full-time and those who live outside of Minnesota. The program features:
- An annual summer residency
- One-on-one work with mentors
- A student-to-mentor ratio of 5:1
- Engaging online classroom sessions
Begin your MFA experience with a 10-day summer residency in Minneapolis, joining daily workshops, readings, and mini-courses that focus on literary craft as well as career skills in teaching, editing, publishing, book arts, marketing, translation, adaptation, new media, and burgeoning technologies. The full degree program includes three summer residencies, all featuring visits by distinguished writers in each genre as well as editors, agents, publishers, and literary entrepreneurs.
Genres in 2013 include Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry & Screenwriting
Coming in 2014: Playwriting plus concentrations in teaching, translation, and publishing. Candidates enrolled in the publishing concentration will be the staff of a new publishing house that will select and publish one book each year. The book prize will be open to submissions nationally.
Now reviewing applications on a rolling basis
Our preferred application deadline is here, and our genre groups are filling for the 2013 Summer Residency/Fall and Spring terms online, but there is still time to submit your application. We’re extending our deadline and we will continue reviewing applications on a rolling basis.