Solstice MFA Among the Top

The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College was recently ranked #14 out of fifty low-residency programs in the United States and abroad by Poets & Writers Magazine.

In the first annual ranking of low-residency programs, Poets & Writers Magazine polled well-researched applicants for their opinions about the faculties and pedagogy of existing programs, and Solstice — less than five years old — received numerous favorable reviews. Launched in July 2006, the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program graduated its first class in July, 2008. The program now boasts over thirty alumni.

As a new program, Solstice sets itself apart from the competition through its dedication to achieving diversity of race, class, and creed in the classroom; a concentration in writing for children & young adults; an intimate, inclusive program environment of fewer than fifty students; affordable tuition; need-based scholarships; and annual fellowships in all four genres.