Visiting Writers & Professionals Series
One of the most anticipated aspects of the MFA in Creative Writing residencies is the Visiting Writers Series. Our visiting writers are generous with their expertise and are happy to share their craft with you through readings, workshops, and informal discussions.
The MFA in Creative Writing Program is proud of the program’s alumni. During each residency, the program is pleased to bring in alumni to celebrate and share their professional achievements with students through readings, workshops, and panels. Recent and upcoming alumni readers include Kiara Brinkman, Mark Doty, Karen Essex, and Martha Southgate.
One way Goddard is unique among MFA writing programs is the Playwrights’ Enrichment Series. Once a year, we welcome a visiting luminary from theatre or film. He or she leads a professional development workshop and discusses career opportunities with our dramatic writing students.
In addition to the publishing panels offered at each residency, the MFA in Creative Writing Program helps you with career development by inviting industry professionals — agents, editors, producers, publishers, and literary managers. These men and women come from all corners of publishing, film, and theatre and share their expertise and offer tools, tips, contacts, and other resources.