University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Louisiana, United States

Residential program

Offering both Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees with emphases in Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program prepares its students for opportunities in teaching and writing, while providing a foundation of literary study that will appeal to the broadest of interests.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Creative Writing concentration offers students the unique opportunity to integrate their writing life with their professional and academic goals. We offer concentrations in Poetry, Fiction, Drama, and Creative NonFiction and encourage multi-genre study. Workshops and courses in pedagogy, theory, and craft help students deepen the aesthetic and critical dimensions of their creative work. Our program encourages our students to be scholars as well as writers, and prepares them for a competitive job market.

A student reading series, two literary journals, and an invested faculty and student community are some of the ways in which our program works diligently to create an atmosphere where creativity can thrive.

Feel free to peruse our website for further information about our program and the many opportunities afforded to our students. For questions regarding the program or the admissions process, feel free to contact Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing, or Dr. Elizabeth Bobo, Graduate Coordinator.

Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing

English Department, Box 43719

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504

337-482-6911

sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Bobo, Graduate Coordinator

Department of English, Box 43719

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504

elizabeth.bobo@louisiana.edu


Contact Information

104 E University Ave
PO Box 43719
Lafayette
Louisiana, United States
70504
Phone: (337) 482-6906
Email: english@louisiana.edu
Fax: (337) 482-5071
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DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Sadie Hoagland
Creative Writing Director
P.O. Box 43719
Lafayette
Louisiana, United States
70504
Phone: 337-482-6911
Email: sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu
URL: english.louisiana.edu
Unit of Measure: Hours

Undergraduate Program Director

Sadie Hoagland
Creative Writing Director
P.O. Box 43719
Lafayette
Louisiana, United States
70504
Phone: 337-482-6911
Email: sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu
URL: english.louisiana.edu
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate Program Director

Sadie Hoagland
Creative Writing Director
P.O. Box 43719
Lafayette
Louisiana, United States
70504
Phone: 337-482-6911
Email: sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu
URL: english.louisiana.edu

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette is a tight-knit community of writers and scholars. Home to students and faculty working in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama, the Creative Writing Program is a vibrant playground of writers dedicated to exploring the craft and joys of writing.

Offering both Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees with emphases in Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program prepares its students for opportunities in teaching and writing, while providing a foundation of literary study that will appeal to the broadest of interests.

Feel free to peruse our website for further information about our program and the many opportunities afforded to our students. For questions regarding the program or the admissions process, feel free to contact Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing, or Dr. Claiborne Rice, Graduate Coordinator.

Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing

English Department, Box 44691

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504

337-482-5503

sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Bobo, Graduate Coordinator

Department of English

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504-4691

elizabeth.bobo@louisiana.edu

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 9
Smallest Class Size: 9
Genres: Fiction, Literary Translation, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
In State Tuition 6000
Out of State Tuition 14000
Unit of Measure: Hours
Literature: 15
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 2733
Other Requirements: Students who choose not to write theses must complete 30-33 hours of coursework, depending on the course requirements specific to the option they have chosen.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter

Graduate Program Director

Sadie Hoagland
Creative Writing Director
P.O. Box 43719
Lafayette
Louisiana, United States
70504
Phone: 337-482-6911
Email: sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu
URL: english.louisiana.edu

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette is a tight-knit community of writers and scholars. Home to students and faculty working in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and drama, the Creative Writing Program is a vibrant playground of writers dedicated to exploring the craft and joys of writing.

Offering both Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees with emphases in Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program prepares its students for opportunities in teaching and writing, while providing a foundation of literary study that will appeal to the broadest of interests.

Feel free to peruse our website for further information about our program and the many opportunities afforded to our students. For questions regarding the program or the admissions process, feel free to contact Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing, or Dr. Elizabeth Bobo, Graduate Coordinator.

Dr. Sadie Hoagland, Director of Creative Writing

English Department, Box 44691

University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504

337-482-6911

sadie.hoagland@louisiana.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Bobo Graduate Coordinator

Department of English

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lafayette, LA 70504-4691

elizabeth.bobo@louisiana.edu

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 9
Smallest Class Size: 9
Genres: Fiction, Literary Translation, Professional Writing (technical writing, PR, etc.), Screenwriting, Playwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
In State Tuition 6000
Out of State Tuition 14000
Unit of Measure: Hours
Literature: 15
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 2733
Other Requirements: Students who choose not to write theses must complete 30-33 hours of coursework, depending on the course requirements specific to the option they have chosen.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Cover Letter




FACULTY

Skip Fox

Mr. Fox has published several volumes of poetry, most recently Delta Blues (Ahadada Books), For To (Blazevox), What Of (Potes & Poets) and Adventures of Max and Maxine (Auguste). His work is included in Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (U of Alabama). He has been published by such little magazines as Hambone, o.blek, Talisman, Exquisite Corpse, and YAWP: a Journal of Poetry & Art. He (as Willard Fox) has published a secondary bibliography: Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Robert Duncan: A Reference Guide (G. K. Hall, 1989), which was the culmination of six years' work. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green in 1981 and began teaching poetry at The University of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA.

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Jerry McGuire

Jerry McGuire received his B.A. from Wesleyan University (English and Linguistics) in 1976, and his Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo (English/Poetics) in 1981. He has published his poetry in many periodicals and in three books, The Flagpole Dance, Vulgar Exhibitions, and Venus Transit. His scholarly work includes publications about Shakespeare, literary theory, poetics, pedagogy, postcolonial studies, and film. He co-edited (with Kostas Myrsiades) Order and Partialities: Theory, Pedagogy, and the “Postcolonial.” For further information and curriculum vitae, please check his faculty page on the UL Lafayette Creative Writing Program site.

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John McNally

John McNally is author or editor of fourteen books, including three novels: After the Workshop, The Book of Ralph and America's Report Card; two story collections, Troublemakers (winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award and the Nebraska Book Award) and Ghosts of Chicago (a Chicagoland Indie Bestseller and voted one of the top twenty fiction books of 2008 by readers of The Believer); and two nonfiction books: The Creative Writer's Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist and Vivid and Continuous: Essays on the Craft of Fiction, both published the University of Iowa Press. John's work has appeared in over a hundred publications, including The Washington Post, The Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, and Virginia Quarterly Review. His fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized in Long Story Short (University of North Carolina Press), New Sudden Fiction (Norton), Don't You Forget about Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes (Simon Spotlight), Winding Roads: Essays in Writing Creative Nonfiction (Longman), and Behind the Short Story: From First to Final Draft (Longman), among others. He has a screenplay for a feature length movie in development with the producer Winter's Bone. He has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award and the recipient of fellowships from Paramount Pictures (Chesterfield Writer's Film Project), the University of Iowa (James Michener Award), George Washington University (Jenny McKean Moore Fellowship), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship). John began teaching fiction writing in 1989.

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Dayana Stetco

Dayana Stetco is a Professor of English and Department Head at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her trilogy of plays, The Falling, was released by Yellow Flag Press in 2016. Her book, Seducing Velasquez and Other Plays, appeared from Ahadada Books in 2009. A finalist in the national playwriting competition sponsored by the Repertory Theatre Foundation, she has had plays produced in the U.S., her native country, Romania, and the UK. Her fiction, plays, essays, and translations have appeared in Requited, Two Lines, Packingtown Review, BathHouse Hypermedia Journal, Spelk, Emergency Almanac, Metrotimes, Eleven Eleven, Masque & Spectacle, and others. She is the Artistic Director of The Milena Group, an interdisciplinary physical theatre ensemble she formed in 2000. To date, the group has produced 15 original plays (www.milenagroup.blogspot.com).

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Sadie Hoagland

Sadie Hoagland has a PhD in fiction from the University of Utah and an MA in Creative Writing/Fiction from UC Davis. Her fiction has appeared in The Alice Blue Review, The Black Herald, Mikrokosmos Journal, South Dakota Review, Sakura Review, Grist Journal, Oyez Review, Passages North, and elsewhere. She is a former editor of Quarterly West, and currently teaches fiction at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her work can be read at sadiehoagland.com

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Charles Richard

Charles E. Richard writes and teaches nonfiction. He also directs the Center for Moving Image Arts, an interdisciplinary institution at UL designed to facilitate faculty and student collaboration across the curriculum in producing new works of research and creative expression in moving image media. "Moving Image Arts" refers broadly to forms of creativity and scholarship that utilize motion pictures, such as drama, documentaries, animations, computer games, interactive media, experimental video, and so forth. Richard coordinates the University's Moving Image Arts Program, a new interdisciplinary major. His work includes over a dozen nationally distributed documentary films, earning recognitions such as "Best Historical Documentary" twice at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival and the prestigious "DuPont Columbia Award," television's equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize. At UL Lafayette, he supervises several collaborative student media projects and works closely with the Center for Louisiana Studies, where he serves as a Fellow with the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism. Professor Richard was named University Distinguished Professor for 2014.

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COMMUNITY

John McNally, Writer in Residence. Past Writers in Residence: Kate Bernheimer, Rikki Ducornet, Ernest Gaines.

Home to Deep South Festival of Writers that brings in writers throughout the year, past participants have included Mary Gaitskill, A.M Homes, Kevin Young, among others.

Thursday Night Reading Series (https://www.facebook.com/groups/TNRS.ULLafayette/?fref=nf)

Deep South Festival of Writers (english.louisiana.edu)