University of Houston

Texas, United States

Residential program

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.


Contact Information

4800 Calhoun Rd
229 Roy Cullen Building, English Dept.
Houston
Texas, United States
77204-3015
Phone: (713) 743-3014
Email: cwp@uh.edu
http://class.uh.edu/cwp/



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Graduate Program Director

Alex Parsons
Director
3687 Cullen Blvd
229 Roy Cullen Bldg, English Dept.
Houston
Texas, United States
77204
Phone: 713-743-3015
Email: amparsons@uh.edu
URL: http://class.uh.edu/cwp/

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 12
Smallest Class Size: 6
Genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
In State Tuition 3800
Out of State Tuition 3800
Duration of Study: 3 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Workshop: 15
Literature: 24
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 42
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Other

Graduate Program Director

Alex Parsons
Director
3687 Cullen Blvd
229 Roy Cullen Bldg, English Dept.
Houston
Texas, United States
77204
Phone: 713-743-3015
Email: amparsons@uh.edu
URL: http://class.uh.edu/cwp/

The English Department of the University of Houston offers flexible studies in literature and creative writing leading to the Master of Fine Arts and PhD degrees. Students have an opportunity to work closely with writers who represent a diverse range of aesthetic styles. The Creative Writing Program has become the spearhead for literary activity throughout the city. With Inprint, Inc., it sponsors the Inprint/Brown Reading Series, a distinguished showcase for contemporary writers. Each year, several of the visiting writers conduct four-day residencies with Program students.

Students may work in editorial positions on Gulf Coast, the student literary magazine, and participate in the Writers in the Schools pro-gram, which places writers in grades Kindergarten through 12 to teach creative writing in schools throughout the Houston community.

Qualified students will be awarded teaching fellowships. During his or her first semester, the teaching fellow is usually assigned to work in the basic composition program. After the first year, teaching fellows generally teach 6 s/hrs of freshman or sophomore-level courses. Teaching fellows are entitled to tuition remission for up to 9 hours of course work each semester.

Students interested in applying for financial aid must complete a separate Financial Aid Application.

Applicants should request an application from the Creative Writing Program, which details all application and admission requirements. Admission is highly competitive; applicants must meet the requirements of the English Department.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 612
Smallest Class Size: 612
Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
In State Tuition 3800
Out of State Tuition 3800
Unit of Measure: Hours
Workshop: 15
Literature: 24
Thesis: 6
Total Units for Degree: 42
Other Requirements: Foreign language proficiency.
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Writing Sample, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE, Other




FACULTY

Robert Boswell

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards, Century's Son, American Owned Love, Mystery Ride, The Geography of Desire, Crooked Hearts, Living to Be 100, The Half-Known World.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_boswell.html


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Shadowland: Book III of the Brotherhood of the Conch, The Palace of Illusions, The Mirror of Fire, The Conch Bearer.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_divakaruni.html


Nick Flynn

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Some Ether, Blind Huber, The Ticking is the Bomb.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_flynn.html


Antonya Nelson

The Expendables: Stories, In the Land of Men, Living to Tell: A Novel, Female Trouble: Stories.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_nelson.html


Alexander Parsons

Leaving Disneyland, In the Shadows of the Sun.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_parsons.html


Martha Serpas

Cote Blanche, The Dirty Side of the Storm.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_serpas.html


Kevin Prufer

National Anthem. The Finger Bone. Strange Wood. Fallen from a Chariot.

http://www.class.uh.edu/cwp/people_faculty_prufer.html


Pete Turchi

Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; a collection of stories, Magician; and The Pirate Prince.

https://uh.edu/class/english/people/faculty/turchi/


Roberto Tejada

Full Foreground (Arizona, 2012)

Exposition Park (Wesleyan, 2010)

Mirrors for Gold (Krupskaya, 2006)

Amulet Anatomy (Phylum, 2001)

Gift & Verdict (Leroy Books, 1999)

https://uh.edu/class/english/people/faculty/tejada/


francine harris

Here Is the Sweet Hand (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020), play dead (2016), and allegiance (2012)


Erin Belieu

Infanta. (Copper Canyon Press, 1995)

One Above and One Below (Copper Canyon Press, 2000)

Black Box (Copper Canyon Press, 2006)

Slant Six (Copper Canyon Press)





COMMUNITY

Gulf Coast Reading Series (http://gulfcoastmag.org/)

Poison Pen Reading Series (https://www.facebook.com/penreadingseries/)