I’ll head to Paris for one last time in July, but already I’m mourning this program ending. I suspect it will take me weeks to process all the thought-provoking lectures and suggestions for my own writing that I received.
Do I really not get to go to Paris […] I recently returned from wonderful, romantical Paris, where I completed the fourth residency of my graduate MFA program in creative writing. Until more grand thoughts and plans of action emerge, here’s a quick […] Last week, I woke up to an email that stopped my coffee cup dead in its tracks to my mouth.
There is little doubt that the University of Iowa’s Program in Creative Writing (more commonly known as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop), which is a two-year residency program, is the premier graduate creative writing program in the country.
It can also be seen by virtue of the simple fact that if you asked someone in the street to name a creative writing program, this is undoubtedly the one they would mention first (and probably last).
The MFA in Writing offered by the English Department at University of California Irvine is a three-year residency program.
One of the most distinguished writers on the faculty is the internationally celebrated Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.The program is also home to The Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan is a two-year residency program.Its best-known faculty member currently is Nicholas Delbanco, a prolific novelist and essayist, as well as editor of works by the famous novelists Bernard Malamud and John Gardner.Michener, author of (Random House, 1980), and many other best-selling historical novels.The Michener Center for Writers MFA in Writing Program is an autonomous institution associated with UT-Austin, and is not to be confused with the MFA in Creative Writing offered by the university’s English Department.The list of visiting faculty is a highly distinguished one, including such internationally recognized names as Colm Toibin, Tomaž Šalamun, Peter Carey, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Jorie Graham.The Michener Center generously funds all students out of a bequest by the highly popular American novelist James A.JHU also supports the noted literary magazine, Boston University’s Creative Writing Program is one of the oldest in the country.It is a small and intensive program lasting only one year.The Program is also the sponsor of the Zell Visiting Writers series, which brings distinguished visitors to the campus from around the country and the world.The campus is home to The Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia is a two-year, residency MFA program.