Our vibrant low-residency program confers an MFA in creative writing in one of the world's most beautiful settings. Newport, Rhode Island is a vacationland steeped in cultural and literary history - home to novelists and to novels by Henry James, Thornton Wilder and Edith Wharton.
The Newport MFA immerses students in the creative life through an intensive study of the craft of writing guided by dedicated faculty. Residencies consist of daily workshops, craft lectures, manuscript consultations, and keynote readings, initiating students into the writing life as well as the business of publishing and editing. Students spend the months between residencies writing and reflecting in an individualized mentorship with eminent writers.
Our program is dedicated to the rigor of graduate study, to providing outstanding guides and mentors in the field, and to balancing the solitude of writing with a dynamic community experience. Students may choose to specialize in fiction, historical fiction, poetry or nonfiction.