A Good MFA Program is Hard to Find
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers workshops with award-winning faculty in fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, and poetry; 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 for those students that already have an MA Degree) and most students follow a plan that emphasizes course work in the first year and thesis work in the second and third years.
What’s Currently Happening in Our Program
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Opal Moore, visiting faculty, for Spring, 2018.
Opal Moore is the author of Lot’s Daughters. Her poems and stories are published in online and print journals including The Notre Dame Review, Callaloo, The Connecticut Review, Mandala Journal, PoemMemoirStory, and anthologies, including Honey, Hush! An Anthology of Black Women’s Humor. Beyond the page, Moore has worked on a series of collaborative internationally-focused performance projects with other artists including The Delfina Project with painter Arturo Lindsay and others. The performance included original poetry, dance, and the commissioning of an original “sound text” by jazz musician, Joe Jennings, based on a Senegalese folk song. She is a Fulbright Scholar, a Cave Canem Fellow, a Dupont Scholar, Bellagio Fellow, and a mentor to her student poets and writers.
Kerry Neville, new faculty member.
Kerry Neville received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, her BA from Colgate University, and was most recently an Assistant Professor of English at Allegheny College. She is the author of the forthcoming short fiction collection, Remember To Forget Me, and of the award-winning short fiction collection, Necessary Lies. She is also a regular blog contributor for The Huffington Post. She has twice received the Dallas Museum of Art Prize for Fiction, and has also been awarded The Texas Institute of Letters, Kay Cattarulla Prize for the Short Story, and the Short Story Book of the Year Prize from Independent Publisher Magazine.
Georgia College MFA professor Peter Seglin has a new book, The Inventors
Read a review of Peter Seglin's latest book.The Inventors Peter Selgin teaches fiction, creative nonfiction, journal design, editing, and production, and other courses. He is also creative nonfiction editor of Arts & Letters.