University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1993
Location: 
Austin, TX
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Marla Akin
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lisa Olstein, Roger Reeves, Dean Young
Fiction: Edward Carey, Oscar Casares, Peter LaSalle, Elizabeth McCracken, Deb Olin Unferth
Screenwriting: Cindy McCreery, Stuart Kelban, Richard Lewis
Playwriting: Steven Dietz, Liz Engelman, Kirk Lynn

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: 

George Brant, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Fiona McFarlane, Carson Kreitzer, Brian McGreevy, Michael McGriff, Abhijat Joshi, Philipp Meyer, Kevin Powers, Emily Rapp, Roger Reeves, Virginia Reeves, Domenica Ruta, Joseph Skibell