The Cuba Writers Workshop 2016

Cuba - January 2016

With a cultural lineage like Cuba’s it is no wonder Americans have been trying to return to that amazing island for over half a century.  Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing & Literature can bring you to one of the most elusive locations in the Western Hemisphere.  While the workshop is the anchor of the program, your stay will be packed with a rich schedule of activities, electives, excursions and the free time to write. 

Grab your laptop, muddle some mint, and get ready for Cuba. 

cuban flag

Electives and events may include: 


  • UNEAC (Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba)
  • National Poet, Nancy Morejón
  • Editoriales Ciencias Sociales
  • University of Havana professor of literature studies
  • Author, Leonardo Padura Fuentes
  • Fundacion Alejo Carpentier


  • Finca Vigía (Hemingway's House)
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
  • Cigar Factory


  photo by Jorge Royan