The Graduate Writers’ Collaborative is a group of Creative Writing 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.

Incoming students

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Current students

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Find resources for food, healthcare and mental health here.

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, and that continues to be our #1 focus. In addition, we help create a supportive, tightly-knit community by hosting social events, checking in regularly with you about your concerns, and being your first point of contact when you’re not sure where to go or what to do.

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.

Learn more and get involved.