MFA ProgramSee writers who attended this program
Poetry: Robin Behn, John Estes, Kwoya Fagin Maples, Heidi Lynn Staples
Fiction: Nana Nkweti, Wendy Rawlings, Kellie Wells
Nonfiction: Wendy Rawlings
The program offers full funding to all students through teaching assistantships and/or fellowships.
The program can be completed in three years. All students are guaranteed support for a fourth year of study; many take advantage of this option in order to have a year of intensive focus on the thesis project and to gain additional teaching experience.
The program hosts the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series and the Coal Royalty Chairholders teaching residencies. Students have the opportunity to teach in correctional facilities through the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Program, and in secondary schools through the Writers in the Schools Program and the UA Young Writers Camp.