Bennington College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Bennington, VT
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dawn Dayton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: April Bernard, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, Mark Wunderlich
Fiction: David Gates, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Deirdre McNamer, Askold Melnyczuk, Rachel Pastan, Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Nonfiction: Benjamin Anastas, Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Dinah Lenney, Peter Trachtenberg

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships.

Other Features: 

Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in January and June, in Bennington, Vermont. The program hosts a nightly reading series and a visiting writers series, as well as lectures, craft sessions, and publishing courses.

Submit application materials by September 1 for the winter term or by March 1 for the summer term.