Creative Writing Program

Thank you for visiting The Graduate Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Houston. As one of the leading cultural institutions in Texas and the Southwest, the Program offers poets, fiction writers, and non-fiction writers intensive training in both creative writing and literary studies.

The Program offers two graduate degrees:  the M.F.A. (with thesis) in a 3-year course of study; the Ph.D., Literature and Creative Writing, normally takes five years. With renowned faculty, excellent students, distinguished alumnae, and generous financial resources, the Program continues its 30 year tradition of offering an exhilarating creative and intellectual experience in Houston, Texas—the nation’s fourth largest and (we feel) most fascinating city.

News

UH Student Christine Ha Cooks Her Way to FOX TV's 'MasterChef" Title

CWP Newsletter now online

Being Flynn: Life as a Movie

Russel Swensen wins the Spring 2011 Black River Chapbook Competition for Santa Ana

Mat Johnson to receive Longwood's Dos Passos Prize

Entire Houston area asked to read One Amazing Thing


Upcoming Literary Events

7:30 pm, September 21: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring David Mitchell (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

8:30 pm, September 25: Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Hayan Charara, Michael Snediker, and David Tomas Martinez (Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)

7:00 pm, September 26: Margot Backus reads from Scandal Work at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, October 9: René Steinke reads from Friendswood at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:30 pm, October 13: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Deborah Eisenberg &amp ; Antonya Nelson (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

5:30pm, October 15, UH Poetry & Prose Reading Series featuring UHCWP Faculty Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas , and Roberto Tejada (Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library)

7:00 pm, October 16: Gary Shteyngart reads from Little Failure: A Memoir at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, October 17: Farnoosh Moshiri reads from The Drum Tower at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, October 23: An evening with Valeria Luiselli (Faces in the Crowd) and Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning) at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, October 27: Murray Farish reads from Inappropriate Behavior at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, October 29: Smith Henderson reads from Fourth of July Creek at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

8:30 pm, October 30: Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, Smith Henderson, Peter Turchi (Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)

7:00 pm, November 4: Peter Turchi reads from A Muse and a Maze at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:30 pm, November 10: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Michael Cunningham (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

8:30 pm, November 20: Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Gulf Coast editors (Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)

7:00 pm, November 14: UH student Erika Jo Brown reads from I’m Your Huckleberry at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, November 21: An evening of  poetry with Malachi Black (Storm Toward Morning) and Roger Reeves (King Me) at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:00 pm, January 14: Chang-rae Lee reads from On Such a Full Sea at Brazos Bookstore (2421 Bissonnet St)

7:30 pm, January 26: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Karen Russell (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

7:30 pm, February 23: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Mary Szybist & Kevin Young (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

7:30 pm, March 23: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Kazuo Ishiguro (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

7:30 pm, April 20: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Cristina Henriquez & Marlon James (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )

7:30 pm, May 11: Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Geoff Dyer (Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue )