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Vanderbilt University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Margaret Quigley
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Beth Bachmann, Kate Daniels, Rick Hilles, Mark Jarman
Fiction: Tony Earley, Lorraine López, Lorrie Moore, Nancy Reisman
Nonfiction: Randall Kenan (Spring 2017)

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students through teaching assistantships. The program also awards the Kathryn Sedberry Poetry Prize and Academy of American Poets Prize.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. Students have the opportunity to volunteer at youth camps and lead prison writing workshops.

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