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University of New Orleans

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
M. O. Walsh
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: John Gery and Carolyn Hembree. Fiction writers: Fredrick Barton, Barb Johnson, Joanna Leake, and M. O. Walsh. Nonfiction writers: Randy Bates and Richard Goodman.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Administrative Assistantships, Tutoring Positions, Editorial Positions at Bayou Magazine and UNO Press, Student Athlete Support Services, Positions with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, Privateer Graduate Awards

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Compass, UNO Press

Other Features: 

The program hosts the Tennessee Williams Festival, weekly outings to pubs, and a student-run monthly reading series. Other features include opportunities to work with Bayou Magazine and UNO press, and to study abroad during the summers.

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