Bennington College

Bennington College

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Bennington, VT
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Cross-Genre
2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dawn Dayton
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: April Bernard, David Daniel, Major Jackson, Ed Ochester, and Mark Wunderlich. Fiction writers: Angie Cruz, 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: 


Other Features: 

Students attend two 10-day residencies each year, in January and June, in Bennington, Vermont. The program hosts a nightly reading series and a visiting writers series, as well as lectures, craft sessions, and publishing courses. Other features include an annual anthology of work by graduating students.

Submit application materials by September 1 for the winter term or by March 1, 2016, for the summer term.