Writing Seminars Will Offer Two — Year M.F.A.
Degree in Fiction and Poetry
Beginning with the 2004-2005 academic year,
the Writing Seminars will offer a
master's degree in fine arts in fiction and poetry.
Students will take two years of course work and produce a
substantial manuscript in the form of a novel or collection
of fiction or poetry. The program will require two full
years of residency in Baltimore. Approximately five poets
and six fiction writers will be admitted each year.
Designed for students committed to the study and
practice of literary writing at the highest level, the
course work will emphasize genre — informed
discussions, faculty conferences, independent readings of
various texts and interactions with visiting writers. This
immersion in literary study is designed to inculcate the
habits and skills necessary for a productive writer's
Poets will study with Dave Smith, John T. Irwin and
Greg Williamson, among others. Fiction writers will take
courses with Alice McDermott, Stephen Dixon, Jean McGarry
and Tristan Davies. Recent visiting writers include W.S.
Merwin, J.D. McClatchy, Paula Fox, William Gass, C.K.
Williams, Debra Gregor, Professor Emeritus John Barth,
Andrew Hudgins, Julian Barnes, Edna O'Brien, Robert Coover,
Max Apple, C.D. Wright and Harold Bloom.
For more information, go to
www.jhu.edu/~writsem or call 410-516-6286.
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