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.
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What’s Currently Happening in Our Program
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, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+, so that our readers can keep up on Arts & Letters news, reading periods, information on upcoming issues, and prizes.
Georgia College Dr. Hali Sofala-Jones has a new book, Afakasi | Half-Caste
Afakasi | Half-Caste, published by Sundress Publication in December 2018, is a book about identity and language told through stories of loss and silence. In her debut collection, Samoan American author Hali Sofala-Jones writes poems that explore the experience of being mixed race and living in the liminal space between cultures. These poems take us into the backwoods of the American Southeast, along the middle corridor of the American Midwest, and across the Pacific to the lush landscapes of Polynesia. Her poetry explores the boundaries of language, culture, and gender--asking us to reconsider the places we call home and the very language we use to make such a claim. At once deeply personal yet imbued with an honesty that taps into the universal, Sofala-Jones' debut collection is a reckoning and a reclamation of startling beauty.