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Stony Brook Southampton

MFA Program

Southampton, New York
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Adrienne Unger
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Star Black, Billy Collins, and Julie Sheehan. Fiction writers: Melissa Bank, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Patricia McCormick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Meg Wolitzer. Nonfiction writers: Neal Gabler, Patricia Marx, Roger Rosenblatt, and Lou Ann Walker.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers an open-genre degree. Students can take courses, which include children's literature and scriptwriting, on both the Manhattan and Southampton Stony Brook University campuses. The program hosts the annual Southampton Writers Conference, and the reading series Writers Speak. Other features include the literary journal TSR: The Southampton Review, and opportunities to meet individually with agents, take workshops abroad during the winter, and teach at Stony Brook University or in area schools through the Young Artists and Writers Project.


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