Residencies

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  • MFA Writing Residencies at Trinity College
    Trinity College, in the heart of Dublin, is summer home to Carlow’s low-residency MFA program

  • Each of the four residencies that students complete as part of the curriculum is an immersive opportunity to engage with award-winning authors in both classroom and individualized settings. Whether on Carlow’s campus in the educational center of Pittsburgh (January residency) or Trinity College Dublin’s at the literary heart of Ireland (June residency), students spend eleven intensive days each semester studying together in the workshops, seminars, lectures, and readings that comprise the residencies. The days are filled with both plenary sessions with prize-winning visiting writers and one-on-one instruction with faculty mentors. They also include enriching literary and cultural experiences, chances to build a life-long writing community, and moments to reflect privately on one’s own writing. The residencies culminate with students developing with mentors the individual syllabi from which they work during the pracita, the remainder of each semester when they return home to write.

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