Hollins University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1959
Location: 
Roanoke, VA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
January 6, 2020
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Jeanne Larsen, Thorpe Moeckel
Fiction: Karen Bender, Matthew Burnside, R. H. W. Dillard, Cathryn Hankla, Elizabeth Poliner, Robert Siegel, Jessie van Eerden
Nonfiction: Karen Bender, Matthew Burnside, Cathryn Hankla, Thorpe Moeckel, Robert Siegel, Jessie van Eerden

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Funding includes graduate assistantships, teaching fellowships, and generous tuition scholarships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is home to the Jackson Center for Creative Writing and features a Visiting Writers Series as well as a literary festival. Spring semester courses are taught by the writer-in-residence and cross-genre work is encouraged.

Graduates: 

Madison Smartt Bell, Lisa Bower, Anna Caritj, Brandon Courtney, Kiran Desai, Luke Johnson, Matthew Klam, Will Schutt, Natasha Trethewey