Poetry: Star Black, Billy Collins, Julie Sheehan
Fiction: Melissa Bank, Ursula Hegi, Kaylie Jones, Matthew Klam, Patricia McCormick, Dan Menaker, Susan Scarf Merrell, Robert Reeves, Frederic Tuten, Emma Walton Hamilton, Meg Wolitzer
Nonfiction: Neal Gabler, Patricia Marx, Roger Rosenblatt, Lou Ann Walker
The program offers teaching assistantships to second-year students, the Stony Brook Southampton Writers Conference Scholarship, and various awards and prizes.
The program offers an open-genre degree. Students can take courses, which include children's literature and scriptwriting, on both the Manhattan and Southampton Stony Brook University campuses. The program hosts the annual Southampton Writers Conference, and the reading series Writers Speak. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with agents, take workshops abroad during the winter, and teach at Stony Brook University or in area schools through the Young Artists and Writers Project.
The application deadline for the Spring semester is January 1; the application deadline for the Summer/Fall semester is May 1.