Past Event
Group photo of our SMC MFA incoming cohort in Fall 2023.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and School of Liberal Arts (SOLA)

SMC MFA Virtual Information Session #1: Making the Most Out of Your MFA
Featuring Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing

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You're invited to join Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing for our first Virtual Information Session of 2023! Our Program Director, Chris Feliciano Arnold, will be discussing how to make the most out of your MFA experience—especially in terms of cultivating community, uncovering the perfect work/life/writing balance, and finding a program that fits what you're looking for as a writer.

While we'll often speak specifically to the program here at SMC, we hope that this session will be informative and beneficial for anyone who's looking to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing.

Saint Mary's Virtual Information Sessions are designed to give prospective students the opportunity to connect directly with our faculty, staff, and students in a smaller environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the program directly and our Director of Admissions, Collin Skeen, will also be on hand to answer any questions about the application process. Our Priority/International deadline for new cohorts beginning in Fall 2024 is Friday, December 15th, 2023 while our final, General deadline is Friday, February 2nd, 2024. Check out our Admissions page for more details! 

Register above for this event and a link to our Zoom portal will be emailed to you with your confirmation. 

Have any questions? Contact Collin at 925-631-4190 or

We look forward to meeting you!


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