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MFA in Creative Writing
Department of English
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Program director: Andy Levy
Program contact: Andy Levy
Phone: (317) 940-9803
Degrees offered: MFA
Genres: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Type of program: residency
Length of program: flexible, 2 years average
Enrollment: 15 per year, 60 total
Total credits required: 36
Application deadlines: Rolling (for Spring 2014)
Scholarships available: yes (see website)
Core faculty: Dan Barden, Hilene Flanzbaum, Chris Forhan, Andrew Levy, Alessandra Lynch, Susan Neville, Dana Roeser, Michael Dahlie, Micah Ling, Allison Lynn
Visiting faculty: Lili Wright, Porter Shreve, Dan Wakefield, Greg Schwipps
Visiting Writers-in-Residence: 2011-2012 include John Green, Tomaz Salamun, Linda Gregg. 2012-2013 include Eduardo Corral, Yiyun Li, Jennifer Egan, Laura Kasischke
Assistantships: no (though the program offers funded service-learning positions in our writing and community programs)
Publishing/editing courses: yes
Literary magazine: yes (Booth, our new online/print journal, on which MFAs can work in editorial positions)
Reading series: yes (Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series, Conversations@Efroymson)
Recent visiting writers: 2011-2012: Jhumpa Lahiri, John Green, Robert Hass, Natasha Trethewey, Richard Rodriguez, Richard Price, and others 2012-2013: Margaret Atwood, Patricia Smith, Peter Steinhart, Eduardo Corral, Yiyun Li, Robert Pinsky, Chuck Klosterman, Major Jackson, Laura Kasischke, Jennifer Egan, Albert Goldbarth, Julianna Baggot.
Program description: Welcome to the MFA at Butler: a new home for creative writing in the Midwest.
Butler University is a top-tier liberal arts university located in a growing city with an established literary tradition. We offer a combination of top-flight full-time faculty, nationally recognized visiting faculty, a stellar visiting writer’s series, and courses across an array of genres. We also offer teaching and editing opportunities, professional mentoring, and opportunities to get involved in the community through literary service learning.
MFA Students at Butler can specialize in Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction. We also offer graduate electives, ranging from our Visiting Writers Series, Teaching Creative Writing in the Schools, and Literary Editing and Publishing courses, to courses in story structure, poetic form, graphic novels, screenwriting, and new and alternate forms.
Courtesy of the Efroymson Foundation, we offer scholarships to out-of-state students. We also offer awards and service options designed to enhance your development as a publishing writer and a literary professional.
And lastly, our program is flexible, and affordable. Classes are scheduled for both part-time and full-time students, and we design a specialized curriculum for every student, based on your artistic interests, and your long-term goals as a writer.
Come visit our web site—www/butler.edu/mfa-writing—and see who’s visiting, who’s publishing, who’s teaching, who’s editing, and who’s falling in love with the writing life.
last updated 01/09/2013