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We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. As of March 26, most buildings on our New York campus will close until further notice. Non-essential staff should work remotely if possible. Check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus.

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  • MFA Creative Writing students come to The New School from across the United States and around the world to live the writer's life in New York City. To study at The New School is to join a prestigious community of writers who are experimenting and evolving together.

    The Creative Writing program hosts one of New York City's preeminent reading series, featuring forums with a diverse lineup of emerging and established writers as well as partners including the National Book Foundation, PEN America, National Book Critics Circle, The Best American Poetry, The Story Prize, Cave Canem, and the Poetry Society of America. Students also access exclusive evenings with agents and editors that provide informal opportunities for students to connect with publishing professionals.

  • MFA Creative Writing students have access to traditional, modern, and innovative workspaces. Our facilities, including libraries, computer labs, study spaces, collaboration rooms, and media production facilities, will help you foster your creative, collaborative, and intellectual growth.

  • Creative Writing faculty serve as coordinators for each genre of study offered by the program, offering one-on-one advising sessions to help students select courses, discuss their works-in-progress, and navigate the world of writing and publishing through graduation and beyond. In addition to teaching and serving as advisors, faculty host and attend program events and teach weekend master classes. The program also holds a weekly tea, inviting faculty, students, alumni, and special guests to gather and exchange ideas in an informal setting.
  • Get to know the Creative Writing community through the program’s blog. From interviews with students and alumni to an interactive bookshelf featuring the latest book publications from the Creative Writing community, stay up to date with all of the program’s latest news.

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