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Fresno State

MFA Program

Location:
Fresno, California
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
$55
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jefferson Beavers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Corrinne Clegg Hales and Tim Skeen. Fiction writers: Alex Espinoza and Randa Jarrar. Nonfiction writers: Steven Church and John Hales.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships; one-year nonresident tuition waivers; teaching assistantships; graduate assistantships; conference and travel funding

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Philip Levine Prize in Poetry book contest; Fresno Poets’ Association reading series; annual Young Writers’ Conference for area high school students; San Joaquin Literary Association; Chicano Writers and Artists Association; Fresno State MFA blog; and many student opportunities in professional publishing and editing, literary events programming, and teaching.

Graduates: 

Kyle Aisteach, J.J. Anselmi, Stacey Balkun, Megan Bohigian, Kristin FitzPatrick, Carole Firstman, Jeffery Gleaves, Sarah Harian, Janet Nichols Lynch, Tanya Nichols, Sasha Pimentel, Michael David Roberts, Liz Scheid, Brandi Spaethe, Rachel Starnes, James Tyner, Burlee Vang, Soul Choj Vang, Vuong Quoc Vu, Andre Yang

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