About the MFA

Poor Yorick is a publication of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University, the country’s first MFA program devoted to addressing economic realities for contemporary career writers. The MFA at WCSU trains students to work in creative genres (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, writing for screen and stage) and in practical fields such as varieties of journalism, PR/marketing, grant writing, technical writing, and medical writing. Our students are well published and successful in a variety of areas both in and outside academia. 87 percent of WCSU MFA graduates have published books, found full-time teaching appointments, entered other terminal degree programs (PhD, MBA), are working full-time as journalists, agents, editors, corporate communicators, and marketers, and/or are working as successful freelance writers.

For more information about WCSU’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing visit: www.wcsu.edu/writing/mfa/