Spotlight: MFA Program in Creative Writing

January 6, 2015
Photo of MFA Students

Students who have been admitted into the Department of English’s Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing are given the opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty, teach undergraduates, and sharpen their skills as they make the best use of their talents as writers of prose and poetry. All accepted students are fully funded for three years and instruct undergraduate creative writing workshops in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, as well as mixed-genre workshops and literary publishing.  Under the guidance of MFA faculty—Henri Cole, Kathy Fagan, Michelle Herman, Andrew Hudgins, Lee Martin, and Erin McGraw—students write book-length works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, which are submitted as their MFA theses.

Our alumni have won prestigious awards and fellowships such as the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Dylan Thomas prize, the Flannery O’Connor Award, and National Endowment for the Arts grants. Current students and alumni have also been published in a multitude of journals and anthologies including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Southern Review, and The Best New American Voices. In 2007, the MFA program was named by The Atlantic Monthly as one of five up-and-coming programs in Creative Writing.

For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program's website.