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A rainbow off the coast of Ender's Island

Next Residency Dates:

July 16-24, 2021

Please note: Due to concerns surrounding Covid-19, the 2021 summer residency will be held virtually from July 16-24. Please contact us with any questions and check back often for updates. For more information on Fairfield University's response to the coronavirus, please visit our website.

Fairfield University's 2-year low residency MFA in Creative Writing Program involves exciting, bi-annual 10-day residency periods at inspirational Enders Island, off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. Each residency brings together a uniquely talented group of faculty, guest writers, students, editors, and agents. During the residency, faculty and students work, eat, learn, and have fun together. With 360 degree views of Fisher's Sound to inspire you, fellow students and faculty talk about and practice the basics and subtleties of writing and craft.

Students are strongly encouraged to stay with faculty and fellow students on Enders Island in order to feel a part of the writer's community and to partake of the inspiration provided by the spectacular views of the water. But for those who prefer more private accommodations, there are numerous hotels and bed and breakfast establishments within a few minutes' drive of the island. For those staying on the island, sit-down meals are provided for in one of three elegant dining rooms, all with views of the Sound.

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