The Graduate Writers’ Collaborative is a group of Creative Writing MA & MFA students not formally affiliated with either the CW department, or SFSU. We advocate for our classmates and stand against oppression in any form. We help build stronger ties within our program. We are honored to work with our teachers in our efforts. And whatever you see on this website is the GWC’s take on things.

Who we are & how we support you

The GWC is a group of graduate students and alumni from SFSU’s Creative Writing program that exists to anticipate and meet the specific needs of CW MFA and MA students. Think of us as a sort of student union, but specific to the grad students in SFSU’s Creative Writing program. We are that first source of support for you—for each other—within the department.

We came into existence in May 2020 in order to advocate for a just, equitable environment for grad students in the CW department. We have continued to evolve and now focus on hosting gatherings to support you in your writing practice, meet fellow students and share our collective knowledge. Visit our Events Page to see upcoming and recurring events!

We keep things transparent, organized, informal and emotionally-squishy. Although we collaborate with CW faculty to help make the department a great place to be, we are not formally affiliated with SFSU or the CW department.