Poets: Star Black, Billy Collins, and Julie Sheehan. Fiction writers: Melissa Bank, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Patricia Marx, Patricia McComick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, and Meg Wolitzer. Nonfiction writers: Andrew Botsford, Neal Gabler, Robert Emmett Ginna, Roger Rosenblatt, and Lou Ann Walker.
Teaching Assistantships are available to second-year students; Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference Scholarship; various awards and prizes.
This program offers an MFA degree in creative writing and literature. Enrollment in writing workshops is capped at twelve. Students are encouraged to take workshops across genres; courses are offered in the graphic novel, children’s literature, poetry with a bookmaking emphasis, and scriptwriting workshops. Collaboration with practitioners in theater, film, and the visual arts is also available for students. Workshops abroad are offered. A limited number of supported TA positions for fall applicants. One-year Children’s Literature fellows program.
Helen Simonson, Elena Gorokhova, Tricia Rayburn, Bob Morris, Peggy Kern, Judy Mandel, Victor Giannini, Tracy King-Sanchez