Auburn University

Alabama, United States

Residential program

The Department of English at Auburn offers a dedicated major in Creative Writing, including gateway and capstone courses, introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in both fiction and poetry, as well as specialized courses in creative non-fiction, travel writing, and other areas. Poetry, fiction, and specialized workshops are offered on the graduate level, and qualified students have the opportunity to write creative master's portfolios, leading to the MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. Provisions can also be made for special students not seeking degrees.

Recent graduates have published work in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, International Poetry Review, New Stories from the South, Ordinary and Sacred as Blood, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Texas Review, Women's Studies, and others.

The department publishes the Southern Humanities Review, an established and energetic quarterly of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews, now sponsoring the annual Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. Selections from SHR have been reprinted in volumes such as Best American Short Stories. SHR also sponsors a yearly master's class with visiting writers.

In addition to Auburn's annual Poetry Month series of writers, a partnerhip with the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art hosts the very popular Third Thursday reading series each month.

The Auburn Writers Conference is a growing regional and national conference which brings a diverse range of writers to campus each October. Auburn also offers an Academy of American Poets Prize annually and is a member of AWP.

Graduate teaching assistantships are available at an average of $13,490/year, with a load of 3 classes per academic year or the equivalent. Graduate students in Creative Writing often have the opportunity to work with SHR and are eligible for travel support to AWP.

Contact Information

9030 Haley Center
English Department
Auburn
Alabama, United States
36849-5203
Phone: 334-844-9079
Email: downejm@auburn.edu
Fax: 334-844-9027
http://www.cla.auburn.edu/english/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Department of English at Auburn offers introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in both fiction and poetry, as well as specialty courses, such as supernatural fiction. Poetry and fiction workshops are offered on the graduate level, and qualified students are given the opportunity to write creative master's theses. All degree candidates in writing are expected to fulfill the basic requirements for degrees in English on the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the language and comprehensive exams required of all MA candidates. Special students not seeking degrees, however, are not discouraged.

Recent graduates have published work in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, International Poetry Review, New Stories from the South, Ordinary and Sacred as Blood, Poet Lore, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, Southern Poetry Review, Texas Review, Women's Studies, and others.

The department publishes the Southern Humanities Review, a general-interest quarterly of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Selections from SHR have been reprinted in volumes such as Best American Short Stories. Auburn also offers an Academy of American Poets Prize annually and is a member of AWP.

Graduate teaching assistantships are available at approximately $12,379 per year with a load of 3 classes per academic year or the equivalent.

For further information, contact the English Dept. at the above address.

Total Units for Degree: 36



Graduate Program Director

Jonathan Bolton
Director of Graduate Studies
9030 Haley Center
Department of English
Auburn University
Alabama, United States
36849-5203
Email: boltojw@auburn.edu
Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 12
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Criticism & Theory, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Hours
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE

Graduate Program Director

Jonathan Bolton
Director of Graduate Studies
9030 Haley Center
Department of English
Auburn University
Alabama, United States
36849-5203
Email: boltojw@auburn.edu

Graduate Program Director

Jonathan Bolton
Director of Graduate Studies
9030 Haley Center
Department of English
Auburn University
Alabama, United States
36849-5203
Email: boltojw@auburn.edu




FACULTY

Keetje Kuipers


Anton DiSclafani


Rose McLarney


Jeremy Downes


Carrie Spell


Peter Huggins


Sam Ruddick


Lindsay Doukopoulos


Mat Smith





COMMUNITY

Auburn Writers Conference (http://www.cla.auburn.edu/awc/)

Spring Sessions--Discovering SHR (http://www.southernhumanitiesreview.com/events.html)

Poetry Month Visiting Poet Series (http://www.cla.auburn.edu/english/)

Third Thursday Poetry Series (https://www.facebook.com/thirdthursdayreadingserie)