Finding the right graduate creative writing program can be difficult. So can finding an event near you that sounds promising. Check out these programs and upcoming events.
Creative Writing Programs
Florida Atlantic University offers an MFA program with concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All accepted students are a offered a complete funding package and also have a chance to work on literary magazine Swamp Ape Review. Core faculty include: Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Andrew Furman, Becka Mara McKay, Susan Mitchell, Kate Schmitt, and Jason Schwartz.
The University of North Carolina Greensboro‘s MFA program is one of the oldest in the country and offers fully funded graduate assistantships with stipends, tuition remission, and subsidized health care. This is a two-year residency program which emphasizes studio time for the writing of poetry and fiction. Students also have a chance for hands-on editorial work with literary magazine The Greensboro Review.
Have you ever wanted to perfect your craft near the beach? The University of South Alabama, home of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing, offers an MA with an emphasis in creative writing in the vibrant city of Mobile, Alabama. This is near some of the country’s best beaches.
Writing Conferences & Events
Want to stick closer to home to work on your fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry? Award-winning writer Susan Isaak Lolis is hosting the Willow Writers’ Retreat from March 27 through March 30. The retreat takes place at a beautiful bread & breakfast in Americus, Georgia. Early bird deadlines of January 31 and February 10. Final deadline is February 24.
Do you write fantasy, science fiction, or horror? The Odyssey Workshop is accepting applications for its annual event through April 1. Guest lecturers include top writers, editors, and agents. 59% of graduates are professionally published! This year’s event will take place June 1 through July 10 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Want to get away to the wild Atlantic Coast? The Story Catalyst Carolyn Flynn is hosting a restorative writing retreat in Ireland’s County Galway with poet and novelist Jonatha Kottler. The retreat is designed to help fiction and nonfiction writers deepen and refine a work-in-progress. Deadline to apply is February 29. The retreat with take place June 21 through 25.
The Power of Narrative Conference seeks to help writers tell true stories in turbulent times. This conference is aimed at mid-career nonfiction storytellers to help them strengthen their skills, puzzle out complex ethics, and impart the humanity that is the genre’s strength. Rolling deadline. The event takes place March 20 to March 22 at Boston University.
Columbus State University Creative Writers Conference is accepting proposals through February 15 for its inaugural conference taking place October 24 in Columbus, Georgia.