Wichita State University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
1974
Location: 
Wichita, KS
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
5-10
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
$60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Sam Taylor
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sam Taylor
Fiction: Margaret Dawe, Ben Nickol

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships and fellowships. There are also opportunities for literary internships with Tupelo Press and Dzanc Press.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program is a research and studio hybrid program that provides all students with scholarly studies, teaching experience, and pedagogical training, as well as creative writing workshops.

Recent visiting writers include Jericho Brown, Andrew Sean Greer, Mary Ruefle, Robin Coste Lewis, Kevin Brockmeier, Paul Harding, Kim Addonizio, Alice McDermott, Gregory Orr, David Wojahn, and Amy Parker. The program hosts an active reading series, and invites one to two Distinguished Visiting Writers each year to lead one-on-one tutorials for a month.