Magazine Articles 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.

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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.

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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.”  

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MFA Programs

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 8.20.14

Staff

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

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2014 MFA Index: Further Reading

by Seth Abramson

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Online Only, posted 8.31.13

September/October 2013

A comprehensive article about how we compiled the 2014 MFA Index of full- and low-residency programs, featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Advice From the Programs

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

Directors, coordinators, and professors of full- and low-residency MFA programs offer some advice for prospective students trying to decide which programs are right for them.

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The 2012 Rankings of Graduate Programs in Creative Writing: Frequently Asked Questions

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

Answers to the most commonly asked questions about our rankings of full-residency, low-residency, and doctoral programs in creative writing.

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2012 MFA Rankings: The Low-Residency Top Ten

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

The top ten low-residency MFA programs in the United States, from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

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MFA Nation

by Staff

Special Section

Online Only, posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

We’ve compiled this annual guide to graduate creative writing programs—which includes our rankings of the top full- and low-residency MFA programs (with honorable mentions) and, new to this year, doctoral programs—to provide a spark for the deep thinking and serious consideration that the process of choosing a program requires.

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2012 MFA Rankings: The Methodology

by Seth Abramson

Special Section

Online Only, posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

Attorney, poet, editor, and freelance journalist Seth Abramson explains the methodology used to compile the Poets & Writers Magazine 2012 rankings of postgraduate creative writing programs.

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