Warren Wilson College

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Asheville, NC
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
15 each semester
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Debra Allbery
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kaveh Akbar, Debra Allbery, Marianne Boruch, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Daisy Fried, Brooks Haxton, Rodney Jones, A. Van Jordan, Sally Keith, Christine Kitano, Dana Levin, Sandra Lim, James Longenbach, Maurice Manning, Heather McHugh, Matthew Olzmann, Martha Rhodes, Alan Shapiro, Solmaz Sharif, Mary Szybist, Dan Tobin, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Connie Voisine, Alan Williamson, Eleanor Wilner, Monica Youn, C. Dale Young

Fiction: Lesley Nneke Arimah, Dean Bakopoulos, Robert Boswell, Liam Callanan, Maud Casey, Christopher Castellani, Lan Samantha Chang, Sonya Chung, Angela Flournoy, Jeremy Gavron, Lauren Groff, David Haynes, T. Geronimo Johnson, Nina McConigley, Ana Menendez, Antonya Nelson, Alix Ohlin, Peter Orner, Michael Parker, Kirstin Valdez Quade, Robin Romm, David Shields, Joan Silber, Marisa Silver, Dominic Smith, Debra Spark, 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 the Warren Wilson College campus in Swannanoa, North Carolina.

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.