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    Why Study Creative Writing at MMC?

    As the great New Yorker James Baldwin put it, “You write in order to change the world.” At MMC, you will hone your style, take artistic risks, and push past the limits of your imagination to build new realities—on the page and in your community. Located in the publishing capital of the United States, our program offers students access to world-class literary institutions, readings, launches, book festivals, and publishing networking opportunities. Our workshop-based curriculum will sharpen your skills in a supportive community of dedicated faculty and passionate fellow students. You’ll also gain hands-on professional publishing experience and learn what it takes to get a piece from submission to publication by working on the editorial team of our literary magazine, The Carson Review!


    Chair and Professor of Writing, Literature, and Language

    Jennifer Brown

    Program Highlights

    The New York Public Library

    New York City bursts with literary history and culture — from Shakespeare in the Park and the Public Theater to the New York Public Library and Strand Bookstore in the East Village.

    It’s a city where the streets offer a map of literary history filled with places from which classics sprang. The literary past of New York City is only surpassed by its present— find writing, performance, and cultural events any night of the week.

    Solange Guerrero and Cassie Sublette
    Attention to career development is integrated into our curriculum: develop critical reading, writing, research, and thinking skills essential for success not only in your academic work but also in your professional lives beyond the classroom.  
    Pace University
    MMC has a unique partnership with Pace University that allows up to two qualified students per year to begin pursuing their Master’s degree in Publishing while completing their undergraduate degree. This program offers considerable advantages for students who are eager to establish themselves on a career path beyond entry-level positions in publishing and is particularly attractive to students who have strong interests in language, literature, and writing.


    Careers and Outcomes

    As a Creative Writing minor, you will be well prepared for numerous options after you graduate — from graduate school to careers in a wide range of professions.


    • Technical Writer
    • Social Media Manager
    • Lawyer
    • Teacher
    • Editor
    • Content Manager

    The Carson Review

    The mark of a thriving undergraduate creative writing program is in the eminence of its student literary magazine: The Carson Review is Marymount Manhattan College’s creative writing journal, published once a year in the spring.

    Learn more about The Carson Review

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