University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
1973
Location: 
Tuscaloosa, AL
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
4 Years
Program Size: 
60
Application Deadline: 
December 31, 2015
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Robin Behn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Robin Behn, Joel Brouwer, and Heidi Lynn Staples. Fiction writer: Kellie Wells. Fiction and nonfiction writers: Michael Martone and Wendy Rawlings. Nonfiction writer: Hali Felt.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the MFA Reading Series, the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, and the Coal Royalty Chairholders teaching residencies. Other features include cross-genre courses; the student-run literary magazine Black Warrior Review; and opportunities to teach in correctional facilities through the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Program, and in secondary schools through the Writers in Schools Program and the Creative Writing Club.