Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Creative Writing
  • English
1269 POT
(859) 257-1271


Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Situated in historic Lexington and surrounded by the awesomeness of thoroughbred horse farms and bourbon distilleries, the University enjoys a rich literary heritage dating back to 1947, when Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist A.B. Guthrie first offered courses in fiction. Graduates of the English Department include Bobbie Ann Mason, Rebecca Gayle Howell, Wendell Berry, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Patrick O’Keefe, Holly Goddard Jones, and James Baker Hall. The MFA Program in Creative Writing builds upon that rich history by offering students access to a diverse faculty in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 WORKSHOP LEADERS

Janet Eldred

Ansel Elkins

Manuel Gonzales

Hannah Pittard

Erik Reece

Frank X Walker

Home of New Limestone Reviewthe UK MFA Visiting Writers Series, and the UK MFA Creative Writing Residency at the Mill House

MFA candidates will enjoy many of the benefits of UK's excellent literary tradition, including:

  • Excellent libraries and literary archives
  • Local and regional writers conferences of national reputation, including the Kentucky Women Writers Conference
  • Affiliation with The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
  • The University Press of Kentucky
  • Campus and local bookstores, which support special events with visiting writers, faculty, and student authors
  • Affiliated programs in Appalachian Studies, African American and Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, and Gender & Women Studies
  • Graphite Creative Writing Association
  • Off the Grounds Reading Series

For questions about the MFA program, please contact MFA Program Director Hannah Pittard at h.pittard@uky.edu or call our main office at 859-257-7008.

 

 

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