Imagine...

shack posterImagine an opportunity to immerse yourself in your work while in the company of other writers. Then imagine this taking place on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Southampton, Long Island.

Imagine workshops led by distinguished authors you’ve admired as a reader, a top-notch literary magazine, summers in the Hamptons surrounded by world-class novelists, essayists, editors, poets and children's book authors. Imagine taking courses in Manhattan, Florence, or Kenya.

Imagine a sense of humor. Yes! Imagine that!

Above all, imagine getting your work done. It's all part of Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature. Come on in. The water's fine...

 

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NEWS

Winter Writing Workshop in Florence, Italy coming in January

Announcing TSR's Robert Reeves $1,000 Prize in Comic Fiction

Writers Speak Wednesdays Continue Oct. 8 with Nahid Rachlin and Elena Gorokhova

Jules Feiffer's Kill My Mother Gets Rave Review in The New York Times

The Arts Thrive at Stony Brook Southampton

Jordi Alonso Is MFA Program's First Turner Fellowship Winner

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DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Julie Sheehan: Poet, Professor and Program Director

julie sheehanWhat a lush cultural legacy we have in the Hamptons.

Everyone who's anyone has hung out here, from such 19th-century writers as James Fenimore Cooper to giants of the 20th century like John Steinbeck and Kurt Vonnegut. Tennessee Williams even lived on campus, spending the summer of 1957 in a refurbished 18th-century windmill up the hill from where I sit. There he wrote his weirdly wonderful play "The Day on Which a Man Dies," loosely based on another Hampton resident, Jackson Pollock.

Long-time faculty member Roger Rosenblatt remembers his own childhood summers in the Hamptons—and his parents pointing out Williams, the famous playwright in his white linen jacket, to the not-yet-famous future essayist. More »