Bennington College

Bennington College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1994
Location: 
Bennington, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Program Size: 
105
Application Deadline: 
September 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
70
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dawn Dayton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: April Bernard, David Daniel, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, and Mark Wunderlich. Fiction writers: Martha Cooley, David Gates, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Alice Mattison, Jill McCorkle, Askold Melnyczuk, Brian Morton, Rachel Pastan, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, and Paul Yoon. Nonfiction writers: Benjamin Anastas, Sven Birkerts, Susan Cheever, Dinah Lenney, and Peter Trachtenberg.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Scholarships

Other Features: 

This program hosts Writers-in-Residence, and the residencies feature visiting writers, musicians, and actors.

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year. The deadline for the the fall term is residency is March 1.