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, and/or our student creative writing 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 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 also an 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.

Interested in being a Creative Writing major at MCC? Here’s information on the English/Creative Writing Concentration, Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences.