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Virginia Tech

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Blacksburg, Virginia
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Erika Meitner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Nikki Giovanni, Jeffrey Mann, and Erika Meitner. Fiction writers: Edward Falco, Lucinda Roy, and Matthew Vollmer.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

All students receive a three-year graduate teaching assistantship, which includes a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend of over $16,000.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program hosts a visiting writers series and the Speakeasy Reading Series, and offers clases in new media writing, playwriting, creative nonfiction, and literary-journal editing. Other features include the print literary journal Minnesota Review and the hypertext journal New River.


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