University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1993
Location: 
Austin, TX
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Billy Fatzinger
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jennifer Chang, Joanna Klink, Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Casares, Amy Hempel, Peter LaSalle, Bret Anthony Johnston, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth
Screenwriting: Stuart Kelban, Richard Lewis, Cindy McCreery, Maya Perez
Playwriting: Annie Baker, Liz Engelman, Kirk Lynn, KJ Sanchez

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through James A. Michener Fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in screenwriting and playwriting.

The program hosts a visiting writer series and a reading series.

Graduates: 

Flynn Berry, George Brant, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Jesse Donaldson, Shangyang Fang, Carrie Fountain, Nathan Harris, Brian Hart, Rachel Heng, Smith Henderson, Anna Maria Hong, Carson Kreitzer, Kirk Lynn, Kelly Luce, Fiona McFarlane, Brian McGreevy, Michael McGriff, Karan Mahajan, Abhijat Joshi, Philipp Meyer, Mary Miller, Alix Ohlin, Kevin Powers, Lara Prescott, Emily Rapp, Roger Reeves, Virginia Reeves, Maria Reva, Domenica Ruta, Sam Sax, Joseph Skibell, Dominic Smith, Rivers Solomon, Katie Williams