The Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing has been a vital part of the Vanderbilt English Department for nearly a century. Now each year a small, select class of talented writers of fiction and poetry enroll in Vanderbilt’s two-year MFA Program in Creative Writing, and many undergraduates who major in English choose a special concentration in Creative Writing. We invite you to join us as we continue to build upon the tradition of excellent writing at Vanderbilt.
What makes the Vanderbilt program distinctive
Matt Baker, who received his MFA in 2012, has written about his expericence as a student in the program in “An Embarrassment of Riches,” published in Vanderbilt Magazine. Read his article here. Baker’s novel, If You Find This (Little Brown, 2015), was nominated for a 2016 Edgar Award and was named a Booklist Top Ten Debut [...]Read more
Comparing Vanderbilt’s MFA Program to other creative writing programs
Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing ranked among the top nine programs in the country in a survey conducted by Poets & Writers magazine and reported in the September/October 2013 issue of the magazine, the last such ranking that magazine has published.Read more