Bucknell University

Pennsylvania, United States

Residential program

Graduate students pursuing the MA in English may opt for a Creative Writing Emphasis. MA students are required to take eight courses for the degree, one of which is the master's thesis. Graduate creative writing students may take advanced creative writing classes as electives. The thesis is comprised of a lengthy work in the student's chosen genre. For complete information on the MA/Creative Writing Emphasis, please contact the Stadler Center for Poetry.

The Stadler Center for Poetry offers a number of programs in creative writing. The annual Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets provides undergraduates and graduating seniors in 4-year colleges and universities an opportunity to write poetry, attend workshops, participate in tutorials with the staff, and interact with other young poets over a 3-week period in June. Admission is by selection, based chiefly on a portfolio of work. Each of the 12 poets selected is awarded a fellowship that covers all expenses except travel. The seminar does not carry academic credit.

The Bucknell Poet-in-Residence program brings a distinguished poet to campus for an extended stay each spring semester. Past poets-in-residence have been Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Jean Valentine, Gerald Stern, William Matthews, Linda Gregg, John Haines, Marilyn Chin, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Doty, and Terrance Hayes, among others.

During the fall semester, the Stadler Center for Poetry offers the annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. This honorific post offers a working poet or fiction writer three months to concentrate on his or her work. Bucknell University provides a studio, an apartment, and stipend of $4,000.

The Stadler Center sponsors a reading series that features as many as six readings per semester by distinguished poets and fiction writers. Each fall, the Gary and Sandra Sojka Visiting Poetry Series presents a major American poet who visits classes and gives a reading and/or lecture during his or her three-day residency. Recent Sojka poets include Eavan Boland, Elizabeth Alexander, Tony Hoagland, and Naomi Shihab Nye, among others.

The Stadler Center is home to West Branch, a national journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. West Branch annually sponsors a publishing internship and creative writing contest, both for Bucknell undergraduates.

The Stadler Center Slams series brings nationally known slam poets to campus for performances. They share the stage with competing Bucknell student-poets. These are raucous and enormously popular events.

The Stadler Fellowship offers nationally competitive recent MFA or MA graduates the opportunity to receive arts administration training and literary editing experience. The Stadler Fellow serves as an associate editor for West Branch, helps to administrate Stadler Center programs, and serves as faculty in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Stadler Fellowship is intended to provide a young writer with experience and support while he or she works on a first or second book.

For further information, please visit the Stadler Center's website: http://www.bucknell.edu/stadlercenter

Contact Information

1 Dent Drive
Stadler Center for Poetry
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania, United States
17837
Phone: 570-577-1853
Email: ciotola@bucknell.edu
http://www.bucknell.edu/stadlercenter



DEGREE PROGRAMS

Undergraduate Program Director

Paula Closson Buck
Creative Writing Program Director
Department of English
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania, United States
17837-2005
Email: pbuck@bucknell.edu

Students majoring in English distribute their courses as follows: five historical periods of English or American literature, in three genres, a pro-seminar, and two seminars. Creative writing courses may be taken at any time, with the permission of the instructor, as electives counting toward the required eight courses for the major in English.

In addition to the BA in English with coursework in creative writing, the Department of English offers a minor in creative writing for students not majoring in English. Consisting of 5 courses, the minor requires a student to select 3 from among the following: Literature and Creative Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing, Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Writing - Nonfiction, Creative Writing - Poetry, Seminar in Creative Writing - Nonfiction, Seminar in Writing Fiction, Seminar in Writing Poetry, or Individual Projects (in Writing Fiction, Poetry, or Creative Nonfiction). In addition, at least one course above the elementary level in which drama, fiction, or poetry is studied as a genre must be taken. With the permission of the instructor, all courses in Creative Writing may be taken by students who do not elect the minor.

Within the Department of English, the Stadler Center for Poetry offers a number of programs in poetry writing. The annual Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets provides undergraduates and graduating seniors in 4-year colleges and universities an opportunity to write poetry, attend workshops, participate in tutorials with the staff, and interact with other young poets over a 4-week period in June. Admission is by selection, based chiefly on a portfolio of work. Each of the 8 poets selected is awarded a fellowship that covers all expenses except travel. The seminar does not carry academic credit.

The Bucknell Poet-in-Residence program brings a distinguished poet to campus for the entire spring semester and for 2 weeks of the Younger Poets Seminar program. Past poets-in-residence have been Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin, Hayden Carruth, Karl Shapiro, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Madeline De-Frees, Irving Feldman, Jean Valentine, Molly Peacock, Louis Simpson, Colette Inez, Gerald Stern, Bruce Smith, William Matthews, Afaa M. Weaver, Tess Gallagher, Peggy Shumaker, Linda Gregg, John Haines, and Betsy Sholl.

During the fall semester, the Stadler Center for Poetry offers the annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. This honorific post offers a working poet or fiction writer three months to concentrate on his or her work. Bucknell University provides a studio, an apartment, and stipend of $1,000. The Philip Roth Resident is appointed by the staff.

The Stadler Center sponsors a reading series that features as many as six readings per semester by distinguished poets and fiction writers. Each fall, the Gary and Sandra Sojka Visiting Poetry Series presents a major American poet who visits classes and gives a reading and/or lecture during his or her three-day residency. Recent Sojka poets include Maxine Kumin, Robert Pinsky, and Eavan Boland.

The Stadler Center is home to West Branch, a national journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. West Branch annually sponsors a publishing internship and creative writing contest, both for Bucknell undergraduates. Currently three undergraduate literary magazines, the Red Wheelbarrow, Mirthgrinder, and Fire & Ice, offer outlets for undergraduate poets, writers, and artists.

The annual Bucknell Poetry Slam brings national champion slam poets to campus for a workshop and a performance. They share the stage with competing 4-member teams of Bucknell student-poets. This is a raucous and enormously popular event.

For further information, please write or send e-mail .

Type of Program: Research/Theory/Studio
Unit of Measure: Hours

Undergraduate Program Director

Paula Closson Buck
Creative Writing Program Director
Department of English
One Dent Drive
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania, United States
17837-2005
Email: pbuck@bucknell.edu

Creative Writing is a 9-course major offered through the Creative Writing Program within the English Department. Students can take a variety of courses in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction along with courses in literary studies to fulfill the requirements.

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Largest Class Size: 16
Smallest Class Size: 12
Genres: Fiction, Screenwriting, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Unit of Measure: Hours

Graduate students pursuing the MA in English (Literary Studies) are required to take eight courses for the degree, one of which is the master's thesis. For complete information on the MA, please contact the Department of English.

The Stadler Center for Poetry offers a number of programs in creative writing. The annual Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets provides undergraduates and graduating seniors in 4-year colleges and universities an opportunity to write poetry, attend workshops, participate in tutorials with the staff, and interact with other young poets over a 4-week period in June. Admission is by selection, based chiefly on a portfolio of work. Each of the 12 poets selected is awarded a fellowship that covers all expenses except travel. The seminar does not carry academic credit.

The Bucknell Poet-in-Residence program brings a distinguished poet to campus for an extended stay during the spring semester. Past poets-in-residence include Carolyn Kizer, Maxine Kumin , Mary Oliver, Jean Valentine, Gerald Stern, William Matthews, Tess Gallagher, Linda Gregg, John Haines, Marilyn Chin, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Doty, and Terrance Hayes, among others.

During the fall semester, the Stadler Center for Poetry offers the annual Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. This honorific post offers a working poet or fiction writer three months to concentrate on his or her work. Bucknell University provides a studio, an apartment, and stipend of $1,000. The Philip Roth Resident is appointed by the staff.

The Stadler Center sponsors a reading series that features as many as six readings per semester by distinguished poets and fiction writers. Each fall, the Gary and Sandra Sojka Visiting Poetry Series presents a major American poet who visits classes and gives a reading and/or lecture during his or her three-day residency. Recent Sojka poets include Maxine Kumin, Robert Pinsky, and Eavan Boland.

The Stadler Center is home to West Branch, a national journal of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. West Branch annually sponsors a publishing internship and creative writing contest, both for Bucknell undergraduates. Currently three undergraduate literary magazines, the Red Wheelbarrow, Mirthgrinder, and Fire & Ice, offer outlets for undergraduate poets, writers, and artists.

The annual Bucknell Poetry Slam brings national champion slam poets to campus for a workshop and a performance. They share the stage with competing 4-member teams of Bucknell student-poets. This is a raucous and enormously popular event.

The Stadler Internship offers a nationally competitive young writer and recent MFA or MA the opportunity to receive arts administration training and teaching experience. The Stadler intern serves as an associate editor for West Branch, helps to administrate Stadler Center programs, teaches an introductory level creative writing class (optional), and serves as faculty in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets in June. The Stadler Internship is intended to provide a young writer with experience and support while he or she works on a first or second book.

For further information, please write or send e-mail .

Type of Program: Studio/Research
Genres: Criticism & Theory
Duration of Study: 2 years
Unit of Measure: Credits
Application Requirements: Transcripts, Application Form, Letters of Recommendation, GRE




FACULTY

Paula Closson Buck

Poetry

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Christopher Camuto

Nonfiction


Shara McCallum

Poetry


Robert Rosenberg

Fiction


G.C. Waldrep

Poetry


Chinelo Okparanta

Fiction


Virginia Zimmerman

Fiction (Middle Grades / YA)


Joe Scapellato

Fiction





COMMUNITY

Stadler Center Writers Series (http://www.bucknell.edu/x3705.xml)