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Saint Leo University Hosting Mini-Residency In Creative Writing January 5-6, On Campus, Online

Those interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry are invited to learn more about the craft of creative writing from Saint Leo faculty.

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14 December 2023 - By University Communications

Anyone who is interested in creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry) is invited to attend a mini-residency hosted by Saint Leo University’s Master of Arts in Creative Writing Program in January. 


The first session will be at 5 p.m., Friday, January 5, with a craft discussion and reading by faculty member and military veteran Brooke King, followed by dinner with faculty members at 7 p.m. Saint Leo alumna King ’12, ’21, is the author of War Flower: My Life after Iraq, among other publications. 

Saturday, January 6, will be jam-packed with creativity, as sessions take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature craft discussions on writing and publishing, an open mic, and faculty readings. 

This mini-residency will take place at Saint Leo’s campus, 33701 County Road 52, St. Leo, FL 33574, and via Zoom. The cost is $25, which can be paid at

For more information about the January Mini-Residency or to RSVP, contact Dr. Anne Barngrover at Barngrover, associate professor of English/creative writing and director of Saint Leo’s graduate studies in English, is the author of three collections of poetry including 2023’s Everwhen


Requests for accommodations can be made by emailing For more information, visit

Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Saint Leo offers a low-residency format for its Master of Arts in Creative Writing Program, providing flexibility for working adults, active-duty military, veterans, and parents, so that they can pursue writing goals online without interrupting their commitment to their careers and families. The residency is scheduled during the summer. The 2024 summer residency will be held from Monday, July 8, to Saturday, July 13, at University Campus.

The master’s degree is designed to be completed in two calendar years. 


For more information about the Master of Arts in Creative Writing Program, visit