Sewanee School of Letters

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2006
Location: 
Sewanee, TN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
4 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
18
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
April Alvarez
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nickole Brown, Charles Martin
Fiction: Chris Bachelder, Michael Griffith, Adrianne Harun, Jamie Quatro
Nonfiction: Kelly Grey Carlisle, Neil Shea, Meera Subramanian, John Jeremiah Sullivan
Playwriting and Screenwriting: Arlene Hutton

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend a six-week residency each June to July at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Students are expected to complete the program in four or five years.

The faculty changes each summer. The program hosts a lecture and reading series.

The program also offers a track in screenwriting/playwriting, as well as tracks in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Graduates: 

Cheryl Whitehead, Brendan Minihan, Kristen Skrinde, Don Parker, Sandra Van Pelt Hogue and Wendy Dunmeyer, Dwight Gray, Maggie Blake Bailey, Hannah Palmer, Clay Byars