At a Glance
The University of Virginia's Creative Writing Program offers a master of fine arts in poetry and fiction writing, undergraduate English concentrations in poetry and literary prose, and elective coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels. If you are just beginning, we have 2000-level classes in our undergraduate curriculum that are open enrollment (though some sections are restricted to first- and second-year students). Intermediate and advanced writers can take courses from our full-time faculty by instructor permission, and citizen scholars can also apply. See our undergraduate page for more information.
At the graduate level, we offer one of the best MFA programs in the country with award-winning faculty and alumni whose poetry and prose is in print or forthcoming from some of the top houses and prizes.
In the News
Tenure Track Position in Fiction
In case you haven't seen it, below is a link to our call for a tenure-track assistant professor hire in fiction at the University of Virginia. Please share the link widely with anyone you think might be qualified and interested in the position. Thank you!
MFA Support Increases to $30,000
Posted October 24, 2022
Starting in the 2023-2024 academic year, MFA in Creative Writing students at the University of Virginia will receive total support packages of up to $30,000 per academic year. See our program funding page for full details.
Rabih Alameddine wins PEN/Faulkner in Fiction
We are excited to announce that Rabih Alameddine, UVA’s Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel The Wrong End of the Telescope (Grove Atlantic).
“This year’s judges have done the seemingly
Rita Dove on PBS NewsHour
Rita Dove appeared on the 15 September PBS NewsHour to talk about her collection Playlist for the Apocalypse, dance, health, the pandemic, and more. See the interview here.