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Literary Arts

Writing is so much more than putting words to paper. It’s an art that needs to be nurtured, encouraged, pushed and pulled. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are filled with renowned authors, poets, writers and scholars who live what they teach. Now, they’re ready to pass on their extensive knowledge through creative, critical and professional writing courses that will hone your literary skills and help you find your unique voice.

Upcoming Events

Arts at Queens is proud to presentmore than 40 visual, literary and performing arts programs annually for our students and the community. Our upcoming performing arts events are listed below.


Students Learn The Craft
Signet, the annual campus literary magazine, is produced by students who are dedicated to learning the craft of editing and publishing. It showcases undergraduate fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art.
Alumna Novelist Receives Acclaim
"Sugar Run,” the impressive first novel by Mesha Maren, MFA ’14, has made headlines and earned praise from New York Times Book Review, Kirkus Review and Publishers Weekly.
Macarthur Fellow On Faculty
Poet, essayist and playwright Claudia Rankine is a faculty member of the MFA in Creative Writing program. She is a MacArthur Fellow, National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist.