You can take advantage of the resources of poetry institutions you won’t find anywhere else, from the Poetry Foundation (headquartered in Chicago) to smaller literary publications.The Creative Writing Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago is one of the most dynamic, aesthetically diverse events of its kind in the city.
They have gone on to receive Stegner Fellowships and grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, and their work has been included in anthologies such as Best New American Voices, the O'Henry Awards, American Poetry: The Next Generation, The New American Poets, and Beyond the Frontier: Contemporary African-American Poetry.
We are located in a rich literary community, with an abundance of fiction and poetry readings, including readings at Georgetown, Howard, Johns Hopkins, George Mason, George Washington, American University, and the PEN/Faulkner, and a variety of local bookstores.
As you finish your MFA program, you’ll take a thesis development seminar to learn how to compile and promote your writing as you work one-on-one with a faculty member to shape your thesis into a substantial manuscript.
You’ll also continue to take craft seminars that challenge you to explore your unique voice.
Since 1972, the University of Arizona has offered one of the preeminent MFA programs in the country for the study of creative writing.
With workshops and craft seminars in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, we offer intensive instruction in literary craft and the study of literature from a writer’s perspective, as well as opportunities to strengthen professional skills and flourish as a writer.
C., with its cultural institutions and lively artistic scene.
As writers, our faculty believe that books are the best teachers and that a community of writers provides critical support to a writing career.
Many of our alumni publish their own books, move on to teaching positions at prominent institutions, or go on to get Ph Ds.
Others put their writing skills to work for major corporations and industries around the country.