University of Missouri, Columbia

Missouri, United States

Residential program

The MA with a Creative Writing emphasis offers the students the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, work closely with resident faculty writers, and pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, Critical Theory, and Creative Writing. In the creative writing workshops we are committed to keeping the class size small enough (the limit is set at 15) to give each student the individual attention necessary to encourage the growth of his or her work.

In addition to--and hand-in-hand with--their creative work, our students are engaged in a wide-ranging study of literature and theory covering at least five of the following fields: 1. Medieval Literature; 2. Renaissance Literature; 3. 17th-century Literature; 4. 18th-century Literature; 5. 19th-century Literature; 6. American Literature; 7. 20th-century Literature; 8. Other Approaches to Literature.

The Creative Writing PhD in English is designed to offer the students a chance to pursue a course of study that emphasizes both their creative and academic interests. It is our belief that the study of literature will nurture and deepen a student's creative work; conversely, we find that our students bring with them a firsthand knowledge of writing that nurtures and deepens their academic studies. We've set up our course requirements to provide the students with the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, to work closely with resident faculty writers, and at the same time to pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, and Critical Theory. Graduates of our program are qualified to teach in a wide range of areas, in both academic and creative writing courses.

In addition to our intensive courses, we feature creative writing residencies. Residents visit the program for a week, giving a reading and lecture, and conducting manuscript workshops with students in the genre.

All students admitted to the graduate program receive a fellowship or teaching assistantship. Each year the Creative Writing Program offers three named fellowships, one in each genre. Second- and third-year writing students often have the opportunity to teach Introductory Creative Writing classes. Additionally, the Creative Writing Program is pleased to offer a number of yearly writing prizes totaling almost $3,000. Students also have the chance to work on 2 publications, for which they may receive credit through our Internship in Publishing course: The Missouri Review, which is a national literary journal, and Persea Books.

Contact Information

English Dept. 202 Tate Hall
Columbia
Missouri, United States
65211-1500
Phone: (573) 884-7773
Email: prahlada@missouri.edu
https://english.missouri.edu/creative-writing.html



DEGREE PROGRAMS

\nThe undergraduate concentration requires the student to take an Introductory Creative Writing class in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, and then take two more classes specializing in that genre; the program also requires extensive study in the literature of at least three centuries. The writing program as a whole offers a number of private and university sponsored creative writing awards, some of which are limited to our undergraduates.

Largest Class Size: 15
Smallest Class Size: 12
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction

The undergraduate concentration requires the student to take an Introductory Creative Writing class in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction, and then take two more classes specializing in that genre; the program also requires extensive study in the literature of at least three centuries. The writing program as a whole offers a number of private and university sponsored creative writing awards, some of which are limited to our undergraduates.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Anand Prahlad
Director of Creative Writing
English Dept. 202 Tate Hall
Columbia
Missouri, United States
65211-1500
Email: prahlada@missouri.edu
URL: https://english.missouri.edu/creative-writing.html

The MA with a Creative Writing emphasis offers the students the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, work closely with resident faculty writers, and pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, Critical Theory, and Creative Writing. In the creative writing workshops we are committed to keeping the class size small enough (the limit is set at 15) to give each student the individual attention necessary to encourage the growth of his or her work.

In addition to--and hand-in-hand with--their creative work, our students are engaged in a wide-ranging study of literature and theory covering at least five of the following fields: 1. Medieval Literature; 2. Renaissance Literature; 3. 17th-century Literature; 4. 18th-century Literature; 5. 19th-century Literature; 6. American Literature; 7. 20th-century Literature; 8. Other Approaches to Literature.

The Creative Writing PhD in English is designed to offer the students a chance to pursue a course of study that emphasizes both their creative and academic interests. It is our belief that the study of literature will nurture and deepen a student's creative work; conversely, we find that our students bring with them a firsthand knowledge of writing that nurtures and deepens their academic studies. We've set up our course requirements to provide the students with the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, to work closely with resident faculty writers, and at the same time to pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, and Critical Theory. Graduates of our program are qualified to teach in a wide range of areas, in both academic and creative writing courses.

In addition to our intensive courses, we feature creative writing residencies. Residents visit the program for a week, giving a reading and lecture, and conducting manuscript workshops with students in the genre.

All students admitted to the graduate program receive a fellowship or teaching assistantship. Each year the Creative Writing Program offers three named fellowships, one in each genre. Second- and third-year writing students often have the opportunity to teach Introductory Creative Writing classes. Additionally, the Creative Writing Program is pleased to offer a number of yearly writing prizes totaling almost $3,000. Students also have the chance to work on 3 publications, for which they may receive credit through our Internship in Publishing course: Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts (CLA's literary magazine) and the Missouri Review, which is a national literary journal.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 12
Smallest Class Size: 12
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 12
Literature: 12
Total Units for Degree: 30
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter

Graduate Program Director

Anand Prahlad
Director of Creative Writing
English Dept. 202 Tate Hall
Columbia
Missouri, United States
65211-1500
Email: prahlada@missouri.edu
URL: https://english.missouri.edu/creative-writing.html

The MA with a Creative Writing emphasis offers the students the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, work closely with resident faculty writers, and pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, Critical Theory, and Creative Writing. In the creative writing workshops we are committed to keeping the class size small enough (the limit is set at 15) to give each student the individual attention necessary to encourage the growth of his or her work.

In addition to--and hand-in-hand with--their creative work, our students are engaged in a wide-ranging study of literature and theory covering at least five of the following fields: 1. Medieval Literature; 2. Renaissance Literature; 3. 17th-century Literature; 4. 18th-century Literature; 5. 19th-century Literature; 6. American Literature; 7. 20th-century Literature; 8. Other Approaches to Literature.

The Creative Writing PhD in English is designed to offer the students a chance to pursue a course of study that emphasizes both their creative and academic interests. It is our belief that the study of literature will nurture and deepen a student's creative work; conversely, we find that our students bring with them a firsthand knowledge of writing that nurtures and deepens their academic studies. We've set up our course requirements to provide the students with the opportunity to participate in a series of intensive writing workshops, to work closely with resident faculty writers, and at the same time to pursue a wide range of studies in Literature, Language, and Critical Theory. Graduates of our program are qualified to teach in a wide range of areas, in both academic and creative writing courses.

In addition to our intensive courses, we feature creative writing residencies. Residents visit the program for a week, giving a reading and lecture, and conducting manuscript workshops with students in the genre.

All students admitted to the graduate program receive a fellowship or teaching assistantship. Each year the Creative Writing Program offers three named fellowships, one in each genre. Second- and third-year writing students often have the opportunity to teach Introductory Creative Writing classes. Additionally, the Creative Writing Program is pleased to offer a number of yearly writing prizes totaling almost $3,000. Students also have the chance to work on 3 publications, for which they may receive credit through our Internship in Publishing course: Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts (CLA's literary magazine) and the Missouri Review, which is a national literary journal.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 12
Smallest Class Size: 12
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 12
Literature: 12
Total Units for Degree: 30
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter




FACULTY

Scott Cairns

Compass of Affections (poetry), Short Trip to the Edge (memoir), Guggenheim FeloowshipLoLoLove's Immensity


Aliki Barnstone

Blue Earth, Wild with It, Madly in Love, The Collected Cavafy (translation)


Speer Morgan

The Assemblers, The Whipping Boy, and The Freshour Cylinders, which received the 1999 American Book Award in Fiction

http://creativewriting.missouri.edu/people/morgan.html


Trudy Lewis

Private Correspondences, Bones of Garbo (each an award winner)


Marly Swick

The Summer Before the Summer of Love, Paper Wings, Evening News


Cornelius Eady

Hardheaded Weather: New and Selected Poems; several others

http://creativewriting.missouri.edu/people/eady.html


Richard B Schwartz

After the Fall,The Last Voice You Hear,The Biggest Little City in America

http://creativewriting.missouri.edu/people/schwartz.html


Anand Prahlad

Hear My Story and Other Poems, Reggae Wisdom

http://creativewriting.missouri.edu/people/prahlad.html





COMMUNITY

Ron Hansen, Jacqueline Osherow, Steve Almond, Jo Ann Beard, Jenny Boully, Lydia Millet