MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: April Bernard, Jenny Boully, Jennifer Chang, Carmen Giménez Smith, Mark Wunderlich
Fiction: David Gates, Manuel Gonzales, Amy Hempel, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Stuart Nadler, Derek Palacio, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Claire Vaye Watkins
Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Douglas Bauer, Susan Cheever, Chelsea Hodson, Dinah Lenney, Gregory Pardlo, Clifford Thompson, Peter Trachtenberg
The program offers partial funding through partial scholarships.
Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in January and June, at the Bennington College campus in Bennington, Vermont. The program hosts a nightly reading series and a visiting writers series, as well as lectures, craft sessions, and publishing courses.
The application deadline is September 1 for the January residency and March 1 for the June residency.