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Welcome to our writing community!

The Lindenwood University MFA in Writing program offers an active and supportive writing community. We host MFA Readings for graduating students and alumni, as well as Craft Talks and other literary events throughout the year. Students and alumni can keep in touch and receive program updates and writing-related information through our MFA Students group in Canvas, our program Facebook page, our literary journal Facebook page for The Lindenwood Review, our Student/Alumni Facebook group, and by attending our events. Calls for submissions and upcoming literary events are posted regularly on our program Facebook page. 

Important Info for MFA Students

Registration Information

Current students: Registration information has been moved into Canvas, into the MFA Students group. You must be logged into Canvas to access the page.

New students (going into your first term with us): Please consult with your advisor about registration.

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For Writers Who Teach

Resources for MFA in writing students and alumni who plan to teach writing at universities or community colleges.

Career Services

The Career Services office at Lindenwood University offers information and resources for students & alumni:

Services for Students & Alumni

Career Events

Contact info for personalized appointments

For Current MFA Students

The online class Fundamentals of Writing for the MFA is designed to help students prepare to teach freshman-level composition and related introductory writing classes at the college level, with weekly notes for current/future teachers including sample assignments and class exercises.

A note regarding Distinguished Alumni instructors in our program: A limited number of our outstanding MFA alumni who have gained substantial university teaching experience after graduation and have published their creative writing work have been recruited by the program director to serve as instructors for specialized courses in our MFA program. We are currently at our allowed number of alumni instructors for the program. It is important that we do not exceed the current number of alumni instructors in order for our faculty to provide a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to the students in our program. We encourage our graduating students who are interested in teaching to begin by applying for composition/literature positions at other universities, focusing on building their teaching experience along with publishing their creative writing work, before pursuing creative writing instructor positions later in their teaching careers. 

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St. Charles, MO 63301