The MFA in Creative Writing program meets each year in January and August for a 10-day residency filled with writing workshops, classes, readings, panels, trips in the region, and more. Since we spend most of the year at home working remotely with mentors, these residencies are our time to connect writer to writer. We share explorations of our work and ideas in the making, and build creative conversations that can last a lifetime.
At SNU Tahoe, we encourage a meaningful conversation in the art of creative writing, one that fosters the work of the individual within a community of writers and artists. The world needs our voices. Join us at the next Tahoe residency and learn how to tell your story. Apply now, and claim your spot in the Creative Writing MFA Program.
Summer 2021 Residency
August 13 – 22
We are very excited to resume in-person on-campus residencies! To ensure the health and safety of all, please complete the following prior to arriving on campus:
- Email a negative COVID test result, taken no more than 5 days prior to coming to campus, to Lizzie Thibodeau at email@example.com.
- Review and sign the SNU Community Health Pledge.
- Install the CampusClear app on your cellphone. Check in on the app every day before coming to campus or leaving the dorm.
The university cannot provide testing on campus, and all testing expenses are the individual’s responsibility.
Past International Residencies
Goblin Hill Jamaica: Winter 2017
The residency featured visits from Jamaican writers including Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tanya Shirley, and field trips for travel writers, alongside faculty readings, electives, and workshops.
Doolin Ireland: Summer 2014
Before our overseas residency in Doolin, Ireland, students met and worked with Colum McCann, Matthew Sweeney, Sinéad Morrissey, John F. Deane, Billy Ramsell, and Mary Noonan.