Creative Writing Concentration

The Creative Writing program at Middlesex Community College invites students to study with seasoned faculty members who are also practicing poets, fiction writers, and creative non-fiction writers. In addition to closely studying works of and developing their talents in writing fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, students gain an inside look at the world of publishing both with the capstone course, Creative Writing and Publishing, and by getting involved in our online literary magazine, The Dead River Review.  All MCC students interested in creative writing are also welcome to join our student-run creative writing club, Mad Queens Club

Each semester, Creative Writing program faculty host regular MCC Visiting Writers Series readings by published writers, as well as regular Open Poetry & Fiction Readings by students, faculty, & community members. Creative Writing & Literature program faculty also host the annual  La Guagua Poetry Festival—a two-day multilingual poetry festival— which features readings by more than 20 local, regional, and international poets and translators. The MCC / LCK Student Poetry Reading & Contest is now a regular event in the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac (LCK) Festival, a multi-day festival held in Lowell that honors writer and Lowell native Jack Kerouac.  Additionally, students are invited to attend additional events off campus, including area poetry and fiction readings and conferences.

For more information, see the Creative Writing at MCC website.

Last Modified: 8/4/23