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[Chestnut Hill, MA, May 2013] The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program invites local writers to audit graduate-level creative writing courses during its summer residency, scheduled from June 28-July 7, 2013 on the Pine Manor College campus in Chestnut Hill, MA. Classes are open to serious writers working at all levels; the registration fee is $30 per course for Solstice graduates/$40 per course for the general public. For course descriptions and a registration form, go to:

The deadline for enrolling as an auditor for summer 2013 Residency is Friday, June 14, 2013.

Summer 2013 MFA classes that are open to the public include:


·         The Free-Indirect Narrative Style: A Cross-Genre Class With A Fiction Slant

·         Rewriting From the Sentence to the Book

·         Artful Endings (short fiction)

Creative Nonfiction:

·         Talk About Passion: A Deep Look at the Tennis Essays of David Foster Wallace

·         One Narrative, Two Stories: A Demonstration Workshop

The Business of Writing:

·         Finding Money, Time, and a Place to Create: Upbeat News in a Down Economy 

Writing for Young People:

·         Picture Books: Pacing and Voice

·         YA Structure: A Study in Scaffolding


·         The Modes of Nature Poetry

·         The End…. Right?  Right! (poetry)

·         The Effect Of The Line


As an undergraduate institution consistently ranked among the most diverse in the country, Pine Manor College emphasizes an inclusive, community-building approach to liberal arts education. The Solstice MFA in Creative Writing reflects the College’s overall mission by creating a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to take creative risks. We strive to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and see engagement with the literary arts not only as a means to personal fulfillment but also as an instrument for real cultural change.




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