Vermont College of Fine Arts—Writing

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
1981
Location: 
Montpelier, VT
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25-30 per semester
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
$75
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lucy Bourgeault
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ralph Angel, Mark Cox, Matthew Dickman, Richard Jackson, Parneshia Jones, Tomás Q. Morín, Natasha Sajé, Betsy Sholl, Leslie Ullman, Nance Van Winckel, David Wojahn
Fiction: Trinie Dalton, Connie May Fowler, Abby Frucht, Douglas Glover, David Jauss, Ellen Lesser, Brian Leung, Bret Lott, Richard McCann, Clint McCown, Adam McOmber, Hasanthika Sirisena, Nance Van Winckel, Robert Vivian, Xu Xi
Creative Nonfiction: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Connie May Fowler, Douglas Glover, Barbara Hurd, Bret Lott, Patrick Madden, Richard McCann, Sue William Silverman, Robert Vivian

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers fellowships and merit awards.

Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in June/July and December/January, on the VCFA campus in Montpelier, Vermont. The program offers a translation concentration, as well as opportunities for dual-genre study. Students also have the opportunity to attend a residency abroad in Cozumel or Slovenia. The Cozumel residency takes place in January; the Slovenia residency takes place in June.

For Summer/Fall, the priority scholarship deadline is February 1; the final deadline is March 1 for Summer/Fall. For Winter/Spring the priority deadline is September 1; the final deadline is October 1.

Graduates: 

Nickole Brown, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Allison Adele Hedge Coke, Bob Hicok, LeAnne Howe, Wally Lamb, Melissa Pritchard, Jo-Ann Mapson, Maureen Seaton, Mahtem Shiferraw, Tim Seibles, Neela Vaswani, Robin MacArthur, Donald Quist