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Dr. Martin Lammon

Coordinator of
the MFA Program
Campus Box 44

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Or phone: 478-445-4581
Department of English and Rhetoric


The MFA Program at Georgia College is located in historic downtown Milledgeville.

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Our national literary journal, edited by MFA students and faculty.








A Good MFA Program is Hard to Find

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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers workshops with award-winning faculty writers in creative nonfiction and memoir, poetry, and fiction; students may write their thesis in fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction. (We also offer a scriptwriting workshop and students may take this course as an elective).

Unlike some MFA programs, we not only encourage students to work in other genres, we require our students to take at least one workshop in a genre other than their thesis genre. In addition to workshops, students take creative writing seminars in Poetry & Poetics or Prose Forms, pedagogy classes on the teaching of writing, and courses on literature and special topics.

Our 42-hour program is designed to be a three-year program (although other options may be possible) and most students follow a plan that emphasizes course work in the first year and thesis work in the second and third years.

We welcome you to learn more about our admission application process and opportunities for graduate assistantships and other financial aid. 

What’s New in Our Program

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Georgia College Welcomes Aubrey Hirsch.

Aubrey Hirsch is the author of a collection of short stories, Why We Never Talk About Sugar, and a chapbook, This Will Be His Legacy. Her work has appeared widely in print and online in journals like American Short Fiction, Third Coast, Hobart, The Toast, and The New York Times.



Check out the new design of the "Arts & Letters" website! We now have a dynamic platform that is more efficient and responsive, and we’ve packaged it in a prettier and more user-friendly design. We are also now connected across a number of social networks, including Facebook, TwitterTumblr, and Google+, so that our readers can keep up on "Arts & Letters" news, reading periods, information on upcoming issues, and prizes.

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Each year our Visiting Writers Series welcomes both distinguished and exciting new writers to campus for readings, class visits and other special events. To learn more about writers coming this year, please see our Visiting Writers page.



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Georgia College MFA professor Allen Gee's essay collection, "My Chinese-America", is forthcoming in May 2015 from SFWP. Read a conversation with Allen Gee about "My Chinese-America", and an excerpt from the book: “A Meditation on Mobility.” Allen Gee teaches fiction, prose forms, creative writing seminars, and other classes.


Would you like to see for yourself what we’re all about? Contact the MFA program and we’ll help you set up a visit.

See a complete list of graduate programs at Georgia College. 

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, residential learning communities, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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