Program features writer series with acclaimed authors

Regis’ newly launched Mile High Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing draws upon the University’s focus on forming men and women in leadership of others, while allowing creative minds to work from their preferred writing nooks.

The low-residency program lets would-be graduates tap into one-on-one instruction with expert faculty; draw upon craft lessons, workshops, seminars and readings; and ultimately pushes them to create a Writing in the World action plan to demonstrate how their work will impact the world around them. And, it does this while allowing students the freedom to work from anywhere, aside from two required on-campus visits each year.

It’s a focus on real-world impact that sets the degree apart, said program co-founder Marty McGovern, Ph.D., an associate professor of creative writing and literature.

“By the time a student is finished, he or she will have not only a publishable manuscript, but a written blueprint for incorporating a community-based writing project into their home communities,” he said.

Students will have the option to focus on literary fiction, young-adult fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting or poetry, and the curriculum places a strong emphasis on training students to embark on writing as a livable, sustained and meaningful career. 

As part of the Mile High MFA's launch, Regis is hosting the Mile High Writers Series, a collection of discussions with acclaimed authors. The series recently welcomed Helen Thorpe, Denver local and author of "Soldier Girls".

Learn more about the Mile High MFA