Arkansas Writers MFA Program

Arkansas Writers MFA Program

MFA Program

Location: 
Conway, AR
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Program Size: 
8
Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
25
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stephanie Vanderslice
Core Faculty Includes: 

Francie Bolter, Garry Craig Powell, Mark Spitzer, John Vanderslice, Stephanie Vanderslice, Terry Wright

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships in the Writing Center and with Toad Suck Review, Internships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features a new writing-intensive studio program with an emphasis on writing pedagogy and publishing. Visiting Writers hold master classes with writing students, and give a free public reading/talk for the campus and community.

Students have the opportunity to pursue internships with local arts organizations, nonprofits, nationally recognized literary magazines. In addition, a special course in “Getting the Most Out of the MFA” helps students to maximize their time in the program as they develop as writers and artists. Other features include the Big Bear Writing Project and the ArkaText festival.