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.

Ross Gay Poetry Reading

We're looking forward to our Ross Gay poetry reading on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., UVA Special Collections Auditorium. See our event poster online for more details or join the event on our Facebook event page.

Lisa Russ Spaar at Convocation

University of Virginia creative writing professor Lisa Russ Spaar will give the keynote address at UVA's Fall Convocation, to be held Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena. See this UVA Today article for more.

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 spring 2017 visit by Kapnick Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Junot Díaz. Read more on the UVA Arts & Sciences website.

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