The Program offers graduate students the chance to further develop both their craft and their knowledge base, and workshops combine attentive critique of student work with the discussion of readings on and in the various genres—or on special topics particularly relevant to writing today.
The two most important things about the Writing Program for me were the mentorship—being pushed by, and being championed by, faculty—both while I was at Cal Arts and after I graduated.
Our program consists of workshops in chosen genres, culminating in a final project (the master’s thesis/manuscript) that showcases the writer’s cultivated talents.
The MFA Program in Writing is a two-year residency program that offers interdisciplinary approaches to verbal art.
Workshops in fiction and poetry are at the core of this two-to-three-year program.
From over five hundred applicants, a maximum of twelve new students are enrolled each year.
A fully funded three-year program in three genres: poetry, fiction and nonfiction, with active encouragement to work across genres.
Students have funding opportunities for research and travel via the departmental English Graduate Union, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, the Confluence Center, and the Institute of the Environment, among other organizations.
We are home to an undergraduate journal, The Composition Program introduces students to academic conversations at the university and continues the lifelong process of preparing students to engage the many reading and writing opportunities they face in their communities and in the world.
Graduate students may opt to take creative writing workshops (ordinarily, at least one workshop in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction is offered each academic year) as well as submit their work to the numerous writing contests open to UConn graduate students.