Welcome to the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College!
Founded in 2007, the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation offers degrees in poetry, prose, playwriting and literary translation. Ours is one of two programs in the nation to offer literary translation as a track within a creative writing program and one of very few to offer playwriting. The only MFA program in the borough of Queens, our program is gaining a fantastic national reputation. A large part of this is due to our outstanding students. Queens College MFA students and alumnae are writing, publishing, reading and performing their work all over New York City and beyond.
Located in one of the country’s most culturally diverse scenes, our campus is the perfect setting for tradition and innovation. In workshop, craft and literature courses, our renowned faculty challenges as much as it nurtures. 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 Ozone Park—a national literary journal.
We’ve launched our program with remarkable success, and we look forward to a thriving future!