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We call our curriculum “English and Textual Studies” (ETS) to acknowledge the breadth and diversity of the texts we study. The department’s creative writing courses will develop your skills as a writer of poetry and fiction and help you become a critical reader of your own work.

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The Department of English at Syracuse University offers three graduate programs: a Master's degree of Fine Arts in creative writing, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English.


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The three-year M.F.A. program in Creative Writing gives promising fiction writers and poets an opportunity to practice their art with dedicated fellow writers. This close-knit community is committed to addressing the challenges of the literary process and concentrates on the craft and quality of literary writing.

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George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 18, 2017, 3:30 PM

Congratulations to George Saunders, who has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, in a ceremony broadcast by the BBC. Read m...