Concentration: Creative Nonfiction
Our faculty brings diverse styles of writing together through workshops and lectures, and students are exposed to many different voices. Students may choose their mentors, and the program focuses on an individualized curriculum and instruction. To help our students with the publishing process, we invite editors, agents, and other publishing professionals to the residencies. Most of our students publish in literary magazines while still enrolled in the program, and many of our alumni have published books.
Recent Visiting Writers: Jackie Kay, Bernardine Evaristo, Leigh Newman, Hari Kunzru.
Students work closely with their mentors, who are not only award-winning, acclaimed writers, but also skilled and devoted teachers.
Students also have the opportunity to work with Minna Proctor, the Editor of The Literary Review, and they learn first-hand about publishing from an editorial perspective.
Interested students have the chance to learn about teaching at the college level.
To offset tuition costs, students are invited to apply for tuition awards (up to $7,000.00), scholarships, and graduate assistantships.
Rebecca Chace is the author of the memoir, Chautauqua Summer, and the novels, Leaving Rock Harbor and Capture the Flag. She is also the author of the play, Colette: The Awakening, an adaptation of the novel by Kate Chopin. Chace adapted her novel, Capture the Flag, for the screen with director Lisanne Skyler. She has written for the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Sunday Book Review, the Huffington Post, LitHub, NPR’s All Things Considered and other publications. She is a 2014 recipient of the Grace Paley Fiction Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center. She was a member of the Wertheim Study at the New York Public Library from 2015-2016, and she is a recipient of the Dora Maar Fellowship in Fiction.
Please see her website for more information, blog posts, recent publications and upcoming events: