MFA in Creative Writing Program

Personal Statement

Chris Millis graduated from Goddard’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program in 2007.  His first novel, Small Apartments, has been called “zany” (The Washington Post), “hilarious… an impressive achievement” (The Post-Star) and “the kind of cinematic debutante that goes home to bed with Oscar” (Vancouver Sun). The critically acclaimed novel has been adapted into a movie starring Billy Crystal, and it premiered at South By Southwest 2012.

Millis had already achieved the kind of success many writers only dream about when he decided to come to Goddard to study writing. So, we pose the question, “If you’re already published, why come to Goddard?” Read the interview with Chris to learn more.