MFA Group Ireland

Welcome to the Cedar Crest College Low-Residency Pan-European MFA in Creative Writing.

MFA Group Ireland

We’d like you to join us on a creative journey, as you work toward the completion of your master’s degree and the creation of a publishable work of literature. Study fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or travel writing with award-winning faculty-authors in inspiring locations across Europe.

The Cedar Crest College Pan-European Creative Writing MFA program offers gifted student-authors from around the world a unique opportunity to unite for three 15-day intensive pan-European workshops, held in locations that are rich in culture and literary significance. The remainder of your studies will take place on your time and in your home, led by faculty-authors and supported by an international community of student-authors.

Our residencies rotate between Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Spain; and Vienna, Austria, with new locations to be offered in the future. The residencies take place during the first two weeks of July. Summer 2017’s residency will be held July 1st - July 15th, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Summer 2018 will be held June 30th - July 14th, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Wherever you live, wherever you write, you are a part of our writer’s community, beginning today. We look forward to meeting you, guiding you toward publication, and celebrating the successful creation of your work. We look forward to hearing from you—and helping you share your voice with the world.

Writer at Work

“A book is simply the container of an idea—like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.”
- Angela Carter

“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A word after a word after a word is power.”
- Margaret Atwood

“Going to different cities and being able to write about those experiences has been invaluable to me.”
- Angela Griffin ‘15

“I’ve worked with amazing professores who have said go deeper, go further, explore this more, and who have been encouraging throughout this course.”
- Uma Mishra ‘15

Would you like to know more about our MFA in Creative Writing program? Meet Program Director Keija Parssinen for an online information session, TBA. Join our information webinar and hear about our summer residencies, learn about our esteemed faculty which include a poet laureate and a MacArthur Fellow, and receive tips on how to present your portfolio. RSVP here.