SJC Brooklyn Creative Writing M.F.A.

SJC Brooklyn Creative Writing M.F.A.


The Writer’s Foundry M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at SJC Brooklyn stands in Clinton Hill on the border of Fort Greene, two of the most vibrant neighborhoods in all of New York City. We seek to attract writers who dedicate themselves to excellence in all areas of literary life.

The Writer’s Foundry is an intimate program that specializes in poetry and fiction. Students work together in workshops, craft classes, symposia and master lectures. Our program takes two years to complete and boasts a flexible schedule with evening offerings tailored toward the working writer.

Each applicant is considered for a Writer’s Foundry Tuition Scholarship. This means that students will receive generous funding for the duration of their time at the Writer’s Foundry.

We hope you'll consider applying to our program. You can reach us directly at [email protected]. We look forward to connecting with you.

We look forward to reading your work. 

Foundry Fellowship

In addition to generous tuition scholarships, all MFA students are encouraged to apply for a Foundry Fellowship during their second year. Foundry Fellows receive generous stipends to:

  • Help edit, design and write for the Writer’s Foundry Review (a literary journal curated by the MFA students of The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College).
  • Manage and maintain the program’s social media accounts.
  • Represent the program at literary events such as AWP, Brooklyn Voices, Brooklyn Book Festival, and more.
  • Assist with other various tasks.

Lee Clay Johnson, professor and director of the Writer's Foundry, interviews M.F.A. alumnus Tariq Shah about the process of writing and publishing his debut novel, "Whiteout Conditions." Come listen to these two accomplished authors discuss the craft of fiction, the mystery of artistic creation and the great time they had working together in the classroom.