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University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop

MFA Program

The Dey House at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop

MFA Program Established: 
1936
Location:
Iowa City, Iowa
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
100
Application Deadline:
January 3, 2016
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Deb West
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: James Galvin, Mark Levine, and Elizabeth Willis. Fiction writers: Ethan Canin, Lan Samantha Chang, Charles D'Ambrosio, Margot Livesey, Ayana Mathis, and Marilyn Robinson.

The 2015–2016 visiting faculty includes poet Emily Wilson, and fiction writers Paul Harding, Adam Levin, and Rebecca Makkai.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Iowa Review, University of Iowa Press

Other Features: 

The program hosts readings, master classes, lectures, question and answer sessions, and short courses with visiting writers, agents, and editors. Other features include a community outreach program, University of Iowa Press, Iowa Review, the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and the Translation Workshop.

Graduates: 

Raymond Carver, John Irving, Flannery O’Connor, Rita Dove, Joy Williams, William Stegner, Philip Levine, Sandra Cisneros, Nathan Englander, Yiyun Li, ZZ Packer, Chris Adrian, Ayana Mathis, Justin Cronin, Justin Torres, Donald Justice and Jorie Graham

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