Warren Wilson College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Asheville, NC
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Rita Banerjee
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Debra Allbery, Sally Ball, Rita Banerjee, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Marianne Boruch, CM Burroughs, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Daisy Fried, Brooks Haxton, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, A. Van Jordan, Sally Keith, Christine Kitano, Dana Levin, Sandra Lim, Maurice Manning, Airea D. Matthews, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, Solmaz Sharif, Mary Szybist, Brian Teare, Dan Tobin, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Yanyi, Monica Youn, C. Dale Young

Fiction: Lesley Nneka Arimah, Dean Bakopoulos, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Sonya Chung, Angela Flournoy, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, Vanessa Hua, T. Geronimo Johnson, Akil Kumarasamy, Nina McConigley, Ana Menendez, Antonya Nelson, Alix Ohlin, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Robin Romm, Jason Schneiderman, Joan Silber, Marisa Silver, Dominic Smith, Lysley Tenorio, Peter Turchi, Laura van den Berg

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through MFA grants, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Graduate Fellowship, grants and scholarships from the Holden Fund for Diversity, the Rodney Jack Scholarship, the Lisel Mueller Scholarship, the Renate Wood Scholarship, Levis Funds, and more.

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Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and July, at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina, in the winter, and on the Warren Wilson College campus in Swannanoa, North Carolina, in the summer. 

Lectures and readings by MFA program faculty are open to the public.

The application deadline is March 1 for the July residency and September 1 for the January residency.