MFA in Creative Writing

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Learn more about the MFA program by visiting our new MFA site.

The Creative Writing MFA brings together nationally recognized authors and a diverse, carefully selected group of students in one of the most culturally rich cities in the country. Graduates of the program have gone on to publish books, win awards, and teach in universities around the country.

Students work in small groups with faculty to study fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or a mix of all three. Students may also have opportunities to teach creative writing locally and abroad.

In addition to their coursework, MFA students help run the River City Writers Series, one of the oldest and most prestigious series of its kind, and run their own reading series, Working Title. They staff The Pinch, an award-winning literary journal distributed nationally twice a year.

To apply for the MFA program at the University of Memphis, visit our admissions page. 

Learn More:
Video Introduction to Creative Writing Concentration (YouTube)
The Pinch
River City Writers Series
Creative Writing Program in Alicante, Spain
MFA Program Facebook Page
Visit the MFA thesis page to learn more about the required MFA thesis.

For more information about the MFA in Creative Writing program requirements, visit the Graduate Catalog (Sec IV, part C).