[Chestnut Hill, MA, October, 2012] 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. For more information, go to: http://www.pw.org/content/2012_mfa_rankings_the_additional_rankings_of_lowresidency_mfa_programs
As part of its annual ranking of low-residency programs, Poets & Writers Magazine polls well-researched applicants for their opinions about the faculties and pedagogy of existing programs, and Solstice 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 fifty eight alumni.
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.