University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Wilmington, NC
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lavonne J. Adams
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Lavonne J. Adams, Mark Cox, Malena Morling, Anna Lena Phillips, Emily Louise Smith, and Michael White. Fiction writers: Wendy Brenner,  Nina De Gramont, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Rebecca Lee, Robert Anthony Siegel, and Beth Staples. Nonfiction writers: Philip Furia and David Gessner.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships, Specialized Assistantships

In-state residency applications are available after one year.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Lookout Books, Ecotone, Chautauqua

Other Features: 

This program features a monthly lecture series in professional topics and hosts the annual Writer's Week activities. Students may pursue coursework in editing, publishing, and magazine production offered via The Publishing Laboratory and Ecotone.


George Bishop, Nina DeGramont, Kirsten Holmstedt, Brad Land, Jason Mott, Derek Nikitas, Carmen Rodriguez, Dana Sachs, Daniel Terry