PMC Invites Local Writers to Audit Graduate-Level Creative Writing Classes

Pine Manor College is pleased to announce that a select number of graduate-level creative writing courses will be open to the public for auditing during the January Residency of its Solstice MFA Program, scheduled from January 1–10, 2010.

One local writer, a post-graduate student, said: "…I think Solstice MFA classes can fill an unmet need for Boston's writing community —to provide bursts of momentum to working writers who may not want the intensity of instruction found in either an MFA Program or a long-term advanced level workshop, but can benefit immensely from individual master classes."

Classes are open to serious writers working at all levels; auditors are encouraged to complete the advance preparation requirements for any MFA class they wish to attend. The registration fee is $35 per course ($25 for Solstice MFA alumni).

January 2010 MFA classes that are open to the public include:

  • Cross genre courses
    • An Eye for an I: Lyrical Elements in Poetry — A Gift for the Prose Writer
    • Narrative Arrival: A Craft Class for All Genres
  • A course on film adaptations of the novel
    • Is the Book Always Better?
  • Two classes on creative nonfiction
    • Every Word Counts: Crafting Nonfiction That Sings
    • Maxine Hong Kingston: A Trans-Genre Memoirist
  • Two fiction courses
    • Place in Fiction: Larry McMurtry and Thalia, Texas
    • Action that Shakes the Page
  • An in-depth look at poetic structure
    • Structure & Artistic Memory
  • A class on how writers can engage with their communities
    • Higher Ground: How to Enrich Your Community and Make a Difference Through Your Art

January 2010 Classes are now available for registration; the deadline for enrolling as an auditor for the Winter 2009 Residency is December 28, 2009. For course descriptions, our audit policy, and a downloadable registration form, go to: