Poets: Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Robert P. Arthur, Philip Brady, Christine Gelineau, Jan Quackenbush, Neil Shepard, Thom Ward
Fiction writers: Robert P. Arthur, John Bowers, Becky Bradway, Beverly Donofrio, Lenore Hart, Marlon James, Kaylie Jones, Nancy McKinley, Robert Mooney, Taylor Polites, David Poyer, Sara Pritchard, Nina Solomon, Jeff Talarigo
Nonfiction writers: Robert P. Arthur, John Bowers, Becky Bradway, Philip Brady, Beverly Donofrio, Christine Gelineau, Lenore Hart, Kaylie Jones, J. Michael Lennon, Nancy McKinley, Kevin Oderman, David Poyer, Neil Shepard
Playwrights: Rashidah Ismaili Abubakr, Robert P. Arthur, Gregory Fletcher, Jean Klein, Jan Quackenbush, Juanita Rockwell, Ken Vose
Screenwriters: Kaylie Jones, Ross Klavan, Jan Quackenbush, Richard Uhlig, Ken Vose
Children/Young Adult writers: Beverly Donofrio, Cecilia Galante, Lenore Hart, Richard Uhlig
The program is a sequential MA/MFA program; students must complete their MA in creative writing before enrolling in the MFA program.
Students attend two eight-day residencies each year in January and June at the Wilkes University campus.
The program offers concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as playwriting and screenwriting.
The application deadline for the January residency is December 15 (December 1 to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship); the deadline for the June residency is May 15 (May 1 to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship).