• The NYU Creative Writing Program

    is among the most distinguished programs in the country and is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature.

  • Graduate Program

    The graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU consists of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.

  • Low Residency MFA Workshop in Paris

    The low-residency MFA Writers Workshop offers students the opportunity to develop their craft in one of the world's most inspiring literary capitals.

  • Undergraduate Program

    The undergraduate program offers workshops, readings, internships, writing prizes, and events designed to cultivate and inspire.

  • Fall 2020 Virtual Reading Series

    We’re proud to announce our Fall 2020 lineup, featuring upcoming virtual readings by Susan Choi, Raven Leilani, Claudia Rankine, and others.

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Creative Writing Program

Faculty Spotlight

Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Safran Foer

Foer was listed in Rolling Stone's "People of the Year," Esquire's "Best and Brightest," and The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list.

Terrance Hayes
Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes' most recent book, How to Be Drawn, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award.

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates

Oates is the recipient the the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award, The Norman Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement, and many more awards.

Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is a previous director of the Creative Writing Program. Her 2012 collection Stags Leap was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Pulitzer.