Castle in spring

Creative Writing MFA Events

Our Events: Bringing Writers Together 

As a dynamic and diverse community of writers located in New York City’s backyard and at the gateway to the Hudson Valley, our campus is a hub of literary activity. The Manhattanville MFA program hosts a wide array of events throughout the year, including author readings, writing workshops, seminars, and other special events.  

Events take place at Barat House, the central hive of activity for the MFA program, or in beautiful Reid Castle, the crown jewel of Manhattanville’s campus.   

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MFA in Creative Writing Upcoming Events


Summer Writers' Week Kick Off

8:00 AM
Center for Design Thinking

Narrative Nonfiction Reading at Summer Writers' Week

4:00 PM
Manhattanville, Reid Castle

Editors' Panel at Summer Writers' Week

1:45 PM
Center for Design Thinking

Annual Events

Join us each year for our signature Manhattanville MFA events! Each semester, the Manhattanville University MFA Program develops a series of creative writing workshops, panel discussions, and readings that are open to local community members and program alumni as well as to current MFA students.  These events are designed to dig deeply into a specific element of the craft of writing and to help participants hone their skills. Come tell your story with us!  
Woman writing

The Writers’ Hub is a literary home for the local Westchester County and Hudson Valley community.



Students reading their scripts and laughing

A creative writing extravaganza featuring workshops, readings, craft talks, and good food.





Black guest lecturer at Writers' Weekend

Fall Writers’ Weekend

A Friday to Sunday workshop focused on critique of existing work and generation of new work. 



Diverse group of authors at Fall Writers' Weekend

Literary Festivals

In the Fall, we host a Fiction Festival and a Poetry Festival.  In the Spring, we host a Creative Nonfiction Festival and a second Poetry Festival. These festivals allow us to bring some of the best writers in the campus and to celebrate all that contemporary literature has to offer!
Rowan Ricardo Phillips laughing

Meet the Writers Series

An annual visiting writers program that brings 6-8 writers per year to campus to read from their work and discuss literary craft with our students. 
Students in class.

Interested in joining our community of aspiring writers? 





Contact Us

  • Iain Haley Pollock, Director, MFA Program Manhattanville University


    Barat House
    Manhattanville University