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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 United States. Graduates of the program have gone on to publish books, win awards, and teach in universities.

Students work in small groups with faculty to study fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Students may have opportunities to teach at the UofM.

MFA students help to run the River City Writers Series, one of the oldest and most prestigious series of its kind, direct their own reading and writing series through the Creative Writing Club, and staff The Pinch, an award-winning literary journal distributed nationally twice a year. Read testimonials from MFA graduates and Creative Writing undergraduates.

The Department of English would like to congratulate Dr. John Bensko on his retirement! We would like to thank John for his years of hard work, service, and dedication to his students and the Department. Best of luck to him in the future!

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