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Spalding University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Louisville, Kentucky
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
February 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Karen J. Mann
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Debra Kang Dean, Kathleen Driskell, Shaen McCrae, Maureen Morehead, Greg Pape, and Jeanie Thompson. Fiction writers: Julie Brickman, K. L. Cook, Leslie Daniels, Pete Duval, Kirby Gann, Rachel M. Harper, Roy Hoffman, Silas House, Fenton Johnson, Robin Lippincott, Jody Lisberger, Nancy McCabe, Eleanor Morse, Sena Jeter Naslund, Elaine Neil Orr, John Pipkin, Neela Vaswani, and Crystal Wilkinson. Nonfiction writers: Dianne Aprile and Rebecca Walker.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Editorial and Reading Positions with The Louisville Review

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features guest panels with publishers, editors, and agents. It offers a Teaching Practicum in Creative Writing and flexible residency-semester combinations.

Students can choose among residencies in the spring and fall, which take place at Spalding University or a residency during the summer, which takes place in a different international country each year. The summer residency abroad was in Paris in 2012 and Ireland in 2013.

The deadline for the spring or summer residency is February 1; August 1 for the fall residency.


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