Western Michigan University

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PhD Program

Program Established: 
Kalamazoo, MI
Poetry, Fiction
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Feffer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Richard Katrovas
Fiction: Richard Katrovas, Thisbe Nissen
Playwriting: Steve Feffer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding through teaching assistantships, and editorial and administrative assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers degrees in playwriting. The program also offers the Gwen Frostic Reading Series and Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Awards, the student-run literary magazine Third Coast, the literary press New Issues Press, and opportunities to collaborate with the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center and local theater organizations.


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