Cedar Crest College

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Dublin, Barcelona, and Vienna
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12 per year
Application Deadline: 
August 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alison Wellford
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Heather Green, Gwyneth Lewis, Alice Miller, Ruben Quesada, David St. John, Peter Streckfus
Fiction: Robert Antoni, David Bezmozgis, Aleksandar Hemon, Dinaw Mengestu, Keija Parssinen, Kate Racculia, Diana Spechler, David Heska Wambli Weiden
Nonfiction: Jeffrey Greene, Aleksandar Hemon, Gwyneth Lewis, Diana Spechler

Other Features: 

Students attend a 15-day residency each year in July, which rotates between Dublin, Barcelona, and Vienna.

The program offers a track in travel writing, in addition to tracks in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students also have the option to pursue a dual-genre degree.

The program offers scholarships, teaching opportunities, monthly craft and publishing webinars, and optional fall and spring meet-ups at national writing conferences such as AWP’s annual convention.

The application deadline is April 1 for the summer residency, August 1 for the fall term, and December 1 for the spring term.