Michener, author of (Random House, 1980), and many other best-selling historical novels.
The Michener Center for Writers MFA in Writing Program is an autonomous institution associated with UT-Austin, and is not to be confused with the MFA in Creative Writing offered by the university’s English Department.
The well-known American novelists Richard Ford, author of The MFA Program in Creative Writing is one of two creative writing programs offered by Cornell University’s English Department. Best known as the former American home of the great Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, today the English Department at Cornell is graced by the presence of one of our finest contemporary writers, Alison Lurie, author of (Random House, 1984), among many other distinguished novels.
The Program is small and highly selective (only eight MFA students are enrolled each year).
There is little doubt that the University of Iowa’s Program in Creative Writing (more commonly known as the Iowa Writers’ Workshop), which is a two-year residency program, is the premier graduate creative writing program in the country.
It can also be seen by virtue of the simple fact that if you asked someone in the street to name a creative writing program, this is undoubtedly the one they would mention first (and probably last).
And so, now […] I submitted my graduate school thesis, which is the first 70 pages of my novel. Jerusal-Em came for a few days and we celebrated New Year’s Eve in the cozy home of friends, walked around Montmarte, and […] I’m three-quarters of the way through the low-residency MFA program at New York University and I can say with some confidence that after three intensive residencies in Paris, monthly writing deadlines, and the mentorship of several accomplished authors, I am now a better writer.
I feel pretty okay about it (not great, because my novel isn’t finished yet). I can also say with confidence that because I am […] I just spent ten intense and inspiring days in Paris as part of a New York University’s MFA creative writing program.
The literary journal The Michener Center for Writers hosts an MFA in Writing Program on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
The Program is a three-year, full-time residency program.