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New York University
Graduate Creative Writing Program
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
Program director: Deborah Landau
Phone: (212) 998-8816
Degrees offered: MA, MFA
Type of program: residency
Length of program: 2 years
Genres: fiction, poetry
Total credits required: 32 units
Application deadlines: 12/18
Scholarships: yes (see website)
Assistantships: yes (see website)
Core faculty: E. L. Doctorow, Sharon Olds, Zadie Smith, Yusef Komunyakaa, Matthew Rohrer, Darin Strauss, Chuck Wachtel, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Nathan Englander, Charles Simic, Deborah Landau (Director), Meghan O'Rourke
Visiting faculty: Mary Gaitskill, Irini Spanidou, Major Jackson, Craig Morgan Teicher, David Lipsky, Rick Moody, Rachel Zucker, Brian Morton, Joyce Carol Oates
Literary magazine: Washington Square Review
Reading series: cwp.fas.nyu.edu/readingseries
Recent visiting writers: Anne Carson, Jonathan Lethem, Karen Russell, Sherman Alexie, D.A. Powell, Lucie Brock-Broido
Program description: The graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU consists of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.
The program provides a stimulating and creative environment that fosters the development of talented writers committed to their craft. The program is not defined by courses alone but by a life built around writing. Through innovative literary outreach programs, a distinguished public reading series, an exciting public student reading series, special literary seminars with master writers, and the production of a high-quality literary journal, students participate in a dynamic literary community actively engaged in all aspects of the literary arts—writing, reading, teaching, publishing and community outreach. Students also have the opportunity to enjoy America's most literary terrain; New York University is situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, a part of New York that has always been home to writers.
All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships, ranging from half-tuition remission to full-tuition remission with generous stipends. Additionally, all incoming students receive undergraduate teaching positions during the second year. These positions involve designing and teaching a semester-long introductory course in creative writing for undergraduates, as well as attending a teaching practicum offered by the program. Compensation for teaching is approximately $5,000 per course. For more information, see: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/object/cwp.grad.fellowshipsliteraryoutreach.