The Creative Writing Programs

Welcome back alumni! Once you've graduated from The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline, you automatically became a member of this dynamic, growing community. We're creating opportunities where thoughtful people, fascinating conversations, and events that will open the mind and heart converge.

Announcing the 2017 Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop lineup:

Creative Nonfiction with Margaret Lazarus Dean
Fiction with Chris Abani
Poetry with Jamaal May
New! Erasure Text Creation with Lawrence Sutin

Dates: Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Registration is open now!

Visit the W~SR website for more information.


Alumni can always come back.

It's easier than ever for our alumni to come back and take courses. MFA alums, we'll register you under a new "alumni status" code, which means no application process at all.

How to register: Browse courses in Piperline. When it is time to register, just contact The CWP office. You may select any course, but registrations will be processed on a space-available basis. Some registration restrictions do apply: "MFA Only" courses are open only to MFA alumni, courses are open on a space available basis (after a priority registration period for current students).

MFAC Alumni can come back and take a residency + semester, only the semester work, or only a residency, just as easily. Read more about the Post-Graduate and Lecture Pass options here.

Wondering about MFAC Alumni Weekend? Find out more and register here.



Email The Creative Writing Programs


Kelly Krebs
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs