Poetry: Kelly Norman Ellis, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Quraysh Ali Lansana
Fiction: Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Nonfiction: Brenda E. Aghahowa
The program offers graduate assistantships.
This program features a Visiting Writers Series. Courses are available in publishing, playwriting, and screenwriting. The MFA program is housed in the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing, a literary and cultural center invested in researching, teaching, and disseminating information about acclaimed black writers.
The application deadline for the spring term is October 15; the deadline for the fall term is March 15.