Cedar Crest College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Allentown, PA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-12 per year
Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alison Wellford
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jeffrey Greene, Gwyneth Lewis, Peter Streckfus, Kathryn Rhett
Fiction: Keija Parssinen, Robert Antoni, Aleksandar Hemon, Karan Mahajan, Jake Lamar, Diana Spechler, Dinaw Mengestu, David Bezmozgis
Nonfiction: Kathryn Rhett, Jason Wilson, Gwyneth Lewis, Jeffrey Greene

Other Features: 

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

Students attend a 15-day residency each year in July, which rotates between Dublin, Barcelona, and Vienna. The 2017 residency will be held in Barcelona, and the 2018 residency in Vienna.

The program offers monthly craft webinars, and optional fall and spring meet-ups in New York City, at the AWP annual convention, or on the Cedar Crest College Allentown campus.

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