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Supporting creative expression in a world constructed of words and images.

The Lichtenstein Center houses Stony Brook University’s academic programs, graduate and undergraduate, in creative writing, film, and writing for television, along with community programming and advanced training.

The Lichtenstein Center promotes the creation of original work in a range of disciplines, while offering opportunities for collaboration and experimentation outside of traditional program borders. . .

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Congratulations twice over to MFA in Film Artistic Director Christine Vachon! Killer Films was awarded the Gotham for Best Feature for the film PAST LIVES, while SBU Honorary Doctorate Todd Haynes' film MAY DECEMBER, also produced by Vachon, was awarded Best Actor at the Gotham Awards for Charles Melton. 

Christine Vachon

Over at SBU News, Intro to Creative Writing instructor Rachita Ramya "has incorporated an innovative teaching tool called MuBaBaO® Creative Thinking Blocks into her curriculum." Read about it here!

Rachita Ramya CW class



Upcoming Events

Don't write alone. In the Stony Brook MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literature, with outstanding faculty and locations in NYC and Southampton, you'll find the right place to earn your degree. Full or part-time options. NY State tuition. GA and TA spots. Join an open house to find out more! Register here. 

CWL MFA Open Houses