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University of South Alabama

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  • Stokes Center for Creative Writing
  • Contact Information:

  • Mailing Address:

  • The University Of South Alabama
  • 5991 USA Drive, N/ Room 240
  • Mobile
  • AL
  • 36688
  • Program Director: Charlotte Pence
  • Program Contact: Charlotte Pence
  • Phone Number: (251) 460-6149
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Program Information:

  • Degree: MA
  • Type: residency
  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Enrollment: 15
  • Total Credits Required: 36
  • Application Deadlines: March 15
  • Scholarships: yes (see website)
  • Assistantships: yes (see website)
  • Core Faculty: Charlotte Pence, Caleb Johnson
  • Visiting Faculty: Cynthia Tucker, Adam Prince, Frye Gaillard
  • Publishing/Editing Courses: yes (see website)
  • Recent Visiting Writers: Roger Reeves, Emily St. John Mandel, Roxane Gay, Brandon Hobson, Danez Smith

Program description: University of South Alabama Creative Writing students can choose a concentration in creative writing and take workshops, literature classes, and editing courses with a creative writing thesis culminating their work. The Stokes Center for Creative Writing within the department fosters a vibrant writers’ community that engages in community projects as well as hosts writers from across the country to give readings and teach master classes. Past recent visiting writers have included Roxane Gay, Danez Smith, Brandon Hobson, Emily St. John Mandel, Jamaal May, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and many others.