West Virginia Wesleyan College

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2011
Location: 
Buckhannon, WV
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jessie van Eerden
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy
Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jessie van Eerden
Nonfiction: Eric Waggoner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through scholarships, loans, and an annual postgraduate teaching fellowship.

Other Features: 

Students attend two nine- or ten-day residencies each year, in January and July, and one final residency at the end of the program. The residencies are all held on the West Virginia Wesleyan campus in Buckhannon, West Virginia; students can substitute one campus residency with travel to Dublin, Ireland. The program, which is focused on place-based writing, hosts a reading series.

The program also offers a secondary genre concentration.

The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and April 1 for the July residency.