College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
MFA Creative Writing

ECCW Drawing

The Efroymson Center for Creative Writing opened its doors on December 15th, 2011. Located at 530 West Hampton Drive, purchased and beautifully remodeled with a $1 million donation from the Efroymson Family Fund, the Center is a site for graduate-level workshops and public readings. It is also a work space for visiting writers, visiting students, faculty and alumni. The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, also sponsors the Efroymson Scholarships in Creative Writing.


In its fourth year, our speakers series makes its home in the Efroymson Center for Creative Writing. Meant to supplement the popular Delbrook Visiting Writers Series, it offers more intimate and interactive events from a wide range of genres and perspectives, including: screenwriting and documentary, blogging, graphic novels, book reviewing, editing, spiritual writing and more. The series is intended to enrich the literary "conversation" and community in the MFA program, on campus, and in the broader Indianapolis community. 

 Spring 2014

Wednesday, January 22nd. 7:30 PM.
A conversation with Ron Charles, the Washington Post book reviewer, on the future of books and book reviewing.

Thursday, February 20th. 7:30 PM.
A reading by distinguished Butler undergraduate alumni, Matt Yeager and Mike Meginnis, and a conversation on their post-MFA experience.

Wednesday, March 19th. 7:30 PM.
A reading by distinguished MFA faculty, Chris Forhan and Dana Roeser.

Wednesday, April 16th. 7:30 PM.
A discussion panel with three national literary magazine editors: Abigail Cloud from Mid-American Review, Jodee Stanley from Ninth Letter, and Rob Stapleton of Booth.

Monday, April 21st. 7:30 PM.
A conversation with Michelle Woods on translating Havel, Kundera and Kafka.


For more information about the Efroymson Center and its programs, please email Mindy Dunn at or call (317) 940-8733.