John Cabot University Announces Summer Graduate Courses in Creative Writing

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Rome, Italy

John Cabot University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation is pleased to launch graduate courses in creative writing during the summer of 2015. The courses in poetry and fiction writing, as well as the study of literature for creative writers, will run from May 25 June 25. The courses, which will be open to anyone with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, are the result of an exchange agreement signed by John Cabot University and the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at American University in Washington, D.C. Current MFA students at American University will be in residence in Rome for the courses.

Faculty for the courses include David Keplinger, poet and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University; George Minot, novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing at John Cabot University; and Elizabeth Geoghegan, novelist, nonfiction author, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at John Cabot University.

In addition to working with their professors, students taking the graduate courses will have the opportunity to work with Edmund White, renowned American novelist and memoirist, who will be the 2015 Writer in Residence at the 6th Annual Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. White will be in residence at JCU from June 12 to 26, 2015. During his time at JCU he will present a reading of his work in the Roman Forum, present a craft talk on writing fiction and memoir, and conduct a masterclass for creative writing students.

Since its founding in 2009, John Cabot University’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation has quickly become a thriving community of and for writers in Rome. With workshops in the major genres (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction) and literary translation, the Institute is the place for creative writing students to spend serious time on their writing as they get to know the Eternal City.

For further information, please contact Prof. Carlos Dews, Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation: [email protected].