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Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2005
Location:
Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, Ohio
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Program Size: 
60-70
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
$30
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steven Reese
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Mary Biddinger, William Greenway, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, and Catherine Wing. Fiction writers: Chris Barzak, Imad Rahman, and Eric Wasserman. Nonfiction writers: David Giffels. Poet and nonfiction writer: Phil Brady. Poet and fiction writer: Robert Miltner. Fiction and nonfiction writer: Varley O’Connor.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, opportunities with journals, presses, and poetry centers

Other Features: 

The NEOMFA is a consortium of Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, and Youngstown State University; students enroll at one university but can take classes at all four. The program also offers degrees in playwriting, and hosts a visiting writing series and a reading series. Other features include the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, the Youngstown State University Poetry Center, and the literary magazines Rubbertop Review and Whiskey Island.

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