Items Tagged With low residency programs

A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

Jeremiah Chamberlin

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country's oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976 at Goddard College before relocating to Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.


MFA Nation 2016: A Compendium of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing

by Dana Isokawa

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Online Only, posted 8.19.15

Start your MFA research with this comprehensive guide to more than 170 full- and low-residency programs in creative writing, expanded and updated for 2016. Each listing includes detailed information such as core faculty, special features, funding, tuition, application fees, and deadlines. The free PDF also includes a regional index, a cost-of-living comparision, and a handy Application Tracker to keep track of your applications.


The Aha! Moment: Rene Steinke of Fairleigh Dickinson University

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

Michael Bourne

Rene Steinke, the director of the low-residency MFA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, discusses the potential she saw in fiction applicant Jessie Vail Aufiery’s writing sample, including a short story called “The Pleasure of Giving.”  


MFA Programs

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 8.20.14


Detailed information on 135 full- and low-residency graduate programs in creative writing.