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MFA Program


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

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MFA Reading Series

The MFA reading series features distinguished writers and scholars whose work reflects the Serviam mission of the MFA program and The College of New Rochelle.

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OUR MISSION

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing strengthens the relationship between imaginative writing and the greater good by training writers in the craft of narrative and the calling of service.

Our writers are dedicated to sharpening their skill and illuminating often overlooked human experiences. Inspired by the Ursuline motto Serviam (“I will serve”), we believe writing can be a noble vocation, and a cultural practice uniquely positioned to foster empathy and give voice to the voiceless.

We are a supportive community of writers whose concern is for the well being of others rather than the self alone.


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Creative Nonfiction

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SOCIAL JUSTICE

Our writers want to educate, advocate, and liberate.

From our foundation experience, Storytelling Craft and Calling, through the final semester’s act of Literary Citizenship, a service project in which students volunteer imagination and industry to community organizations that promote well being, the MFA at CNR demands that the value of written expression be measured in relation to the common good.

 

 
 
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Contact Us

For program information:

  • Steven Hobbs, Program Director
  • Phone: 914-654-5209
  • Email: shobbs@cnr.edu

For admission information:

  • For more information contact a graduate admission counselor
  • Phone: 914-654-5452
  • Email: grad@cnr.edu

FACULTY

Dan Smith

Critchlow Endowed Chair in English
B.A., Brandeis University

Daniel Smith is the author of the New York Times bestseller Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety (Simon and Schuster). He previously published Muses, Madmen, and Prophets: Hearing Voices and the Borders of Sanity (Penguin). He has appeared on “The Colbert Report” and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic Monthly, and a former editor for The Atlantic Monthly.