One of the most distinguished writers on the faculty is the internationally celebrated Kenyan novelist, Ngugi wa Thiong’o.The well-known American novelists Richard Ford, author of The MFA Program in Creative Writing is one of two creative writing programs offered by Cornell University’s English Department. Best known as the former American home of the great Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, today the English Department at Cornell is graced by the presence of one of our finest contemporary writers, Alison Lurie, author of (Random House, 1984), among many other distinguished novels.The faculty is of truly stellar quality, including the world-famous novelists E. Doctorow, Breyten Breytenbach, Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz, Mary Gaitskill, and Jonathan Safran Foer, as well as the equally distinguished poets Sharon Olds, Anne Carson, Charles Simic, and John Ashberry.
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 MFA in Writing offered by the English Department at University of California Irvine is a three-year residency program.
As a natural outgrowth of investigation of place, interested students may substitute one campus residency with a Wesleyan-supervised field seminar in Ireland, or may design and propose a seminar for other travel destinations.
Do you want to immerse yourself in a culture and community of artistic visionaries?
Do you want two to three sustained years of concentrated work on your craft?
Finally, do you desire a career that offers both creative freedom One can get a MFA in a diverse range of mediums and genres, from poetry to contemporary dance.
It is a small and intensive program lasting only one year.
The program is also noted for its superb summer-semester Translation Seminar.
The Program is a three-year, full-time residency program.
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.