The Creative Writing Program at The City College of New York is in its fourth decade. During its history we have had some of the most distinguished writers in America teach – Gwendolyn Brooks, Donald Barthelme, Joseph Heller, William Matthews, Grace Paley and Susan Sontag, to name a few. Our graduates include New York Times Bestsellers and Pulitzer Prize winners, including Walter Mosley, Oscar Hijuelos, and Ernesto Quiñonez. Our campus is in the heart of Harlem – the location of one of the most important literary/cultural movements in America, the Harlem Renaissance. The exceptional diversity of students in our program naturally translates into a broad spectrum of aesthetics – including experimental works and genre fiction – in the practice of writing. Our conviction is that a writing program should not only help students hone the skills they already have, but should guide them to discover new ones as well. We require that our students take at least one workshop outside of their concentration, regardless of their admission as writers of poetry, nonfiction or fiction. As part of our unique program, our MFA students are also required to take literature courses with City College’s distinguished English Literature faculty.
Spring 2019 Graduate Course Offering
Acted by graduates from the Department of Theatre and Speech MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM COMPTON GOETHALS HALL – Third Floor, Studio 318
DONNA MASINI – Poetry reading for her new collection 4:30 MOVIE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 From 6:30 – 7:30PM at the Rifkind Room, NAC 6/316
TYEHIMBA JESS Poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize winner and Author of OLIO Co-Sponsored with the Rifkind Center TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 From 6:00 – 8:00PM at SHEPARD HALL 95
Epic In The Ancient Near East And The Bible Edward L. Greenstein – Editor And Translator Of The Book Of Job
HASANTHIKA SIRISENA Fiction reading with prize winning Author of THE OTHER ONE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 6:30 – 8:00PM RIFKIND ROOM, NAC 6/316