The renowned MFA Program for Writers of Warren Wilson College awarded master’s degrees to nine students in poetry and seven in fiction at the July 2014 residency. Go here for the latest list of MFA graduates and here for the text of the Graduation Remarks by faculty member C. Dale Young.
In 1976, Ellen Bryant Voigt, renowned poet and master teacher, founded the nation’s first low-residency creative writing program at Goddard College. In 1981, the program relocated to Warren Wilson College. Today, more than thirty-five years after its inception, the prestigious MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College remains one of the top writing programs in the nation.
Students of the program range in age from their early twenties to mid-sixties, in profession from teacher and journalist, doctor and bartender, to lawyer and lumberjack, and join us from all over North America, Europe and Asia. Our faculty have won virtually every major honor in the country, including MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, and the National Book Award. Several have served as state poets laureate, and two have been named national poets laureate. Our alumni have published hundreds of books, and their work has been featured in The New Yorker and on the front page of The New York Times Book Review.
The next MFA residency will take place in January of 2015. The campus community will be excited to welcome familiar faces as well as a new class of writers.