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.

Mark Doty

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce that poet Mark Doty will be our Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence for 2017–2018. Doty will deliver a series of public lectures, lead master classes for UVA students, and hold office hours. For more details, see the Graduate School’s news announcement here.

American Academy Winners

Very proud to have two MFA alums recognized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with 2017 awards: Lee Clay Johnson, Nitro Mountain, Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction; and Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal, Addison M. Metcalf Award. See the American Academy website for more.

Junot Díaz

We just wrapped up a great visit by Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Junot Díaz. Read more on the UVA Arts & Sciences website.

Two for 5 under 35

Two recent MFA fiction alums, Thomas Pierce and Greg Jackson, were both selected by the National Book Foundation for 2016 "5 under 35" awards. See the National Book Foundation announcement for details.

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