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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

MFA Program

Former MFA student Max Somers introducing Illinois poet laureate Kevin Stein during the 2011 Early Spring LIterary Festival.

MFA Program Established: 
Urbana, Illinois
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 4, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Davenport
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Janice N. Harrington, Bridgit Peegen Kelly, Michael Madonick
Fiction: Philip Graham, Alex Shakar

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers teaching assistantships, scholarships, financial aid, fellowships, and publishing assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Ninth Letter, Dalkey Archive Press

Other Features: 

This program features the Carr Visiting Authors Reading Series and cosponsors the annual Pygmalion Literary and Music Festival. It also offers courses in literary publishing as well as writing for television.

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