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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 17, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Davenport
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Janice N. Harrington, Bridget Peegen Kelly, and Michael Madonick. Fiction writers: Philip Graham, Audrey Petty, and Alex Shakar.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Fellowships, Publishing Assistantships, Literary Prizes and Awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Ninth Letter, Dalkey Archive Press

Other Features: 

This program features the Carr Reading Series. It also offers courses in literary publishing as well as writing for television. Students have the opportunity to work on Ninth Letter, a collaborative between the Creative Writing Program and the School of Art and Design.

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