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Stony Brook Southampton

MFA Program

Southampton, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Julie Sheehan
Core Faculty Includes: 

Julie Sheehan, Robert Reeves, Roger Rosenblatt Lou Ann Walker, Melissa Bank, Star Black, Billy Collins, Jules Feiffer, Neal Gabler, Andrew Botsford, Robert Emmett Ginna, Matt Klam Emma Walton Hamilton, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Patricia Marx, Patricia McComick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Frederic Tuten, Meg Wolitzer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships are available to second-year students; Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference Scholarship; various awards and prizes.

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Other Features: 

This program offers an MFA degree in creative writing and literature. Enrollment in writing workshops is capped at twelve. Students are encouraged to take workshops across genres; courses are offered in the graphic novel, children’s literature, poetry with a bookmaking emphasis, and scriptwriting workshops. Collaboration with practitioners in theater, film, and the visual arts is also available for students. Workshops abroad are offered. A limited number of supported TA positions for fall applicants. One-year Children’s Literature fellows program.


Helen Simonson, Elena Gorokhova, Tricia Rayburn, Bob Morris, Peggy Kern, Judy Mandel, Victor Giannini, Tracy King-Sanchez

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