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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:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Deb West
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: James Galvin, Mark Levine, Elizabeth Willis
Fiction: Ethan Canin, Lan Samantha Chang, Charles D'Ambrosio, Margot Livesey, Ayana Mathis

The 2016–2017 visiting faculty includes poets Josh Bell, Brian Blanchfield, Suzanne Buffam, Jane Mead, and Prageeta Sharma; and fiction writers Kevin Brockmeier, V. V. Ganeshananthan, and Bennett Sims.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching and research assistantships, as well as 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, the University of Iowa Center for the Book, and the Translation Workshop.

The application fee for international students is $100.

Graduates: 

Raymond Carver, Justin Cronin, Rita Dove, Nathan Englander, Angela Flournoy, Jorie Graham, Garth Greenwell, Paul Harding, Cristina Henríques, Juan Felipe Herrera, John Irving, Leslie Jamison, T. Geronimo Johnson, Philip Levine, Yiyun Li, Ayana Mathis, Shane McCrae, Alice Notley, Flannery O'Connor, Z.Z. Packer, Ann Patchett, D.A. Powell, Robyn Schiff, Jane Smiley, Wallace Stegner, Mark Strand, James Tate, Justin Torres, Joy Williams

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