Queens University of Charlotte (Latin America)

MFA Program

Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, or Santiago,
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Gisele Firmino
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ada Limón, Orlando Menes
Fiction: Carolina De Robertis, Mary Gaitskill, Cristina Garcia, Francisco Goldman, Manuel Gonzalez, Fred Leebron, Chris Offutt, Nelly Rosario, Maxine Swann, Héctor Tobar
Nonfiction: Francisco Goldman, Chris Offutt, Kathryn Rhett, Maxine Swann, Héctor Tobar

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Each academic year of this two year low-residency program begins with an annual 15-day residency abroad, rotating annually among Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. In addition to the program's creative writing curriculum in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, these residencies include a cultural curriculum specific to each city.

The residencies are followed by two consecutive semesters of distance learning. The program ends with a third and final graduating residency.

The program offers concentrations in fiction, young adult, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for stage and screen.

The application deadline for the fall semester is July 1; the application deadline for the spring semester is October 1.