About our Creative Writing Program

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In the News

Just a few of the recent news items about our program, faculty, students, and alumni.

Kapnick Writers-in-Residence
Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

UVA Creative Writing is pleased to host Lydia Davis as a Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence this fall, and Junot Díaz in the spring. See this UVAToday article for details.

Henfield Prize

Congratulations to MFA Micheal Sears, winner of our 2016 Henfield Prize. See this UVAToday article for details.

Meridian, Summer 2016

The newest issue of Meridian, the semiannual magazine edited by our MFA students, is shipping, and features a special art insert by Beth Hoeckel. Check out issue #37 on the Meridian website.

English Gamers

Elizabeth Ballou (BA-APLP '16) is the creative director of Green Willow Games and spent part of her undergraduate years working on the side to develop an interactive, short story-style video game called "Gray Skies, Dark Waters." See more on UVAToday.

Jeffery Renard Allen

A UVAToday article on our newest fiction faculty member, Jeffery Renard Allen.

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