Welcome to the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College!
We are proud to be the latest MFA program in the City University of New York system and the only one in the borough of Queens.
The Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation is taught by award-winning writers who are recognized nationally and internationally. Our students graduate with degrees in poetry, prose, playwriting and literary translation and move on to a variety of careers. They publish, win fellowships, and establish themselves in the arts and academic communities. Our MFA program, one of only in the nation to offer literary translation as a track within a creative writing program, reflects Queens itself—the country’s most culturally diverse borough. Our students write and learn in the perfect setting for tradition and innovation.
In workshop, craft and literature courses, our goal is to challenge, mentor, and nurture talent. Our program partners with the Poetry Society of America, The Flea Theater, and the campus ESL Program. Students exercise a role in building their writing community through residencies at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the CUNY-wide Turnstyle Reading Series and Armstrong Literary—our re-launched international literary journal.
We are writers dedicated to the growth of other writers and we’ve achieved this with remarkable success.
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