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Residency Offerings

In accordance with larger mission of the program, residency experiences at HFU offer students flexibility and variety.

Our in-person residency experience takes place twice during each academic year. During these four-day, intensive residency experiences, students participate in workshops, seminars, lectures, panel discussions, individual meetings with mentors, and public readings.

To foster a continued sense of community throughout the academic year, we also host two weekend-long online residency periods during each semester. These residency experiences also allow students to participate in a variety of academic programming from current faculty, as well as diverse offerings from professionals across the field of creative writing.

Residency dates for 2023-24:

Coming soon.

For more information, you can find our current residency schedule here.

The HFU Distinguished Writers Series 

The Holy Family University Distinguished Writers Series is committed to bringing visiting authors and scholars to the campus of Holy Family University each academic year for free, public readings, as well as student-specific events. The Holy Family University Distinguished Writers Series is dedicated to promoting diversity, social awareness, and critical thinking, as well as furthering Holy Family University’s mission and core values of community, respect, integrity, experiential learning, vision, and service. Through its dedication to the university mission, The Holy Family University Distinguished Writers Series offers an intellectual environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity for participants to challenge and expand their perspectives by engaging with writers, scholars, and thinkers of different backgrounds, ethnicities, viewpoints, and writing styles. 

Recent visiting writers include: Airea D. Matthews, Carmen Maria Machado, R.O. Kwon, and Raquel Salas Rivera. 

Learn more about the visiting writers series

Writers Resources in Philadelphia

Independent Bookstores
Reading Series