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Hamline University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1994
Location:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
150
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kelly Krebs
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Deborah Keenan and Katrina Vandenberg. Fiction writers: John Brandon, Sheila O'Connor, and Mary François Rockcastle. Nonfiction writers: Patricia Weaver Francisco and Angela Pelster-Wiebe.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Instructor Positions, Assistant Editor Position for Water~Stone Review 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Water~Stone Review; rock, paper, scissors (student-led publication)

Other Features: 

This degree can also be completed in five years. The program hosts the Water~Stone Review Summer Writing Workshop, a reading series, and master classes. Other features include the literary magazine Water~Stone Review, the graduate literary magazine rock, paper, scissors, and opportunities to intern at presses and literary organizations in the Twin Cities, including Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and the Loft Literary Center.

To be eligible for funding, submit application materials by February 1, 2016; the regular application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Graduates: 

Loretta Ellsworth, Brian Farrey, Bethany Frenette, Molly Beth Griffin, Christine Heppermann, Geoff Herbach, David Oppegaard 

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