This extremely well-funded two-year creative writing M.
program, whose home is the Jackson Center for Creative Writing, emphasizes an individualized approach. In addition, our beautiful location in Roanoke, Virginia offers an excellent setting to recharge, with the city’s small-scale, bustling culture, where it’s easy to explore the wildness of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains right from your door. They work successfully in every genre, including poetry, short fiction, novels, and creative nonfiction. They’re accomplished writers in their own fields — novelists, poets, essayists, and so much more. Learning from professionals who have been there helps you grow that much more.
Our program is small—we admit 3-5 students a year in each genre—and we pride ourselves on the diversity and rigor of our program, our respect for our students’ voices, our financial support for our students, the individual attention students receive from faculty, and our robust Visiting Writers Series.
Our students and alumni are exceptional; they have published books, received prestigious awards and fellowships for their writing, and gone on to further success as writers, teachers, and professionals.
Virginia Tech’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program began in the fall of 2005, and graduated our first full class of students in the spring of 2008.
In the ten years since the program started, we’ve been consistently ranked among the top 30 programs in the country by Poets & Writers in their MFA rankings.
Between 3,000 and 4,000 students a year graduate with the degree; this year, about 20,000 applications were sent out. Last year, he edited a book of essays, with the same title, on the credential’s influence. Harbach describes two centers of American fiction: New York City, the traditional hub, and M. A., the encroaching university writing program, or “the M.
By last year, that number had more than tripled, to 229 (and another 152 M. programs in creative writing), according to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
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More Info Students who have questions about applying to the MFA in Creative Writing can contact our department by phone at 540-231-4659, or the Creative Writing programs director, Erika Meitner, by email at [email protected] by phone at 540-231-7728.