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University of Memphis

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Memphis, Tennessee
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
October 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sarah Ellis
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poet and fiction writer: John Bensko. Poet and creative nonfiction writer: Sonja Livingston. Fiction writers: John Bensko, Cary Holladay, Tim Johnston, and Courtney Santo.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Awards, Staff Positions for the Pinch

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the River City Writers Series as well as the Student Reading Series. Students may mix genres and choose from four tracks: Studio, Literary Studies, Creative/Professional Writing, Cross Disciplinary Studies. Courses are also offered in publishing and literary career-building.

In addition to this program, the department also offers an MA in Professional Writing.

The application deadline for the fall semester is March 1; the application deadline for the spring semester is October 15.


Darnell Arnoult, Will Christopher Baer, Alexandria La Faye, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Mark Yakich

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