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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: 

Poetry: Nikki Giovanni, Bob Hicok, Jeffrey Mann, Erika Meitner
Fiction: Edward Falco, Lucinda Roy, Matthew Vollmer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds all students equally through three-year teaching assistantships. Each teaching assistantship includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and annual $16,000 stipend.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, and encourages students to engage in cross-genre work with courses in playwriting, creative nonfiction, new media creative writing, and literary editing.

The visiting writers for 2016-17 include Ocean Vuong, Lynda Barry, Stuart Dybek, Justin Cronin, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Beth Ann Fennelly, and Tom Franklin.


Robert Walker, Weston Cutter, Lamar Wilson, Jeremy Griffin, KMA Sullivan, Julia Tillinghast, Soraya Palmer, Christopher Linforth, Carrie Meadows

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