I’d like to welcome you to the Boston University Creative Writing Program website, on which we hope you’ll find a good deal of information about us and our workings.

To those of you thinking about applying to the program, I’d only like to say that we are perhaps the most venerable of all such MFA programs and certainly one of the finest. A few years ago The Atlantic ranked our faculty and our alumni among the top five percent of all creative writing programs in the country and the program itself among their list of top ten. With our single year of residence and scholarly component, we are decidedly different. We are not the place for a leisurely discovery of yourself as a writer or person. What we are—well, I hope you’ll get a slightly better sense of that through this site.

Please note that the MFA in Playwriting is now separate from the Creative Writing Program in Fiction and Poetry. Playwriting is now a three-year program housed at the Boston Playwrights’ Theater. For information on the program and its admissions, please click here.

For further information:

Catherine Con
Administrative Coordinator
Creative Writing Program
Boston University

236 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-2510

An overview
of the program

The Director's letter

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The Global Fellowships

Our MFA students have the opportunity to live, write, and explore for up to three months, anywhere in the world.

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The Legacy
of Room 222

Read about our two most celebrated workshops

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