Creative Writing Department

Creative Writing Department Creative Writing Department

Creative thinking for a complex world.


As part of a close-knit community of literary artists, Saint Mary's Creative Writing majors study the art and craft of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama, learning how to generate, polish and publish original work that captures the diversity and complexity of contemporary life. Students will study and receive mentorship from nationally recognized writers—including the College's permanent faculty, as well as Distinguished Visiting Writers who are breaking new ground in the literary arts.


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Creative Writing Department Scholarships

Saint Mary's offers a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships to all first-year, transfer, and international students.

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MFA in Creative Writing

Pursue your Master of Fine Arts degree with a two year program to continue developing and discussing poems, stories, essays and plays in workshops, studying classic and contemporary literature, and honing the professional skills and knowledge necessary to lead a life of letters.

School and Department Information

Contact Us:

Creative Writing Director: Chris Feliciano Arnold, MFA. Email:

Administrative Assistant: Ryan McKinley

Creative Writing faculty offices are located on the third floor of Dante Hall