Chapman University

Chapman University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1990
Location: 
Orange, CA
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2016
Application Fee: 
60
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jim Blaylock
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Anna Leahy. Fiction writers: Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, and Martin Nakell. Nonfiction writer: Tom Zoellner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Fellowships that include a full tuition waiver, Teaching Assistantships, Scholarships, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the Tabula Poetica Reading Series as well as international visiting writers who give readings and talks, and also cohosts WordTheater, a conference that brings professional actors to campus to read short fiction.

Other features include a fiction contest; TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics; and the Pub(lishing) Crawl, through which students can meet with writers, editors, and agents.

Graduates: 

Sean Henry, Peggy Hesketh, Mike Lester