Our students are one of a kind, with extremely different experiences in the program.

But don’t take it from us, take it from them.



“My time at Wilkes gave me invaluable permission to live my life as an artist. I loved meeting so many word nerds, and have made terrific friends for life.” – April Line M.F.A. ‘15


“I thought I would never be able to attain a graduate degree, but that all changed with the flexibility of Wilkes low residency program. I was able to maintain a steady home life and graduate with not only one but two graduate degrees!” – Leah Vernon, M.F.A. ’15


“The Wilkes program is really great at pushing you, expanding your knowledge, and pulling you out of your comfort zone as a writer and reader. I am forever grateful for that.” Brian Fanelli M.F.A. ’10


“Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing is a community of writers who aren’t racing to the publication finish line—Instead, everyone is trying to help the next person make their best time, do their best work, be their best self.” – Hillary Transue M.A. ‘15