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Save the Dates: Readings in the 2018 to 2019 Academic Year

Jun. 19, 2018—All readings at 7pm unless otherwise noted. Exact rooms/locations TBA Sign up for the mailing list for the most up=to-date information.

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April 20: Graduating MFA Student Reading

Apr. 20, 2018—7:00 p.m., April 20, Buttrick Hall 101 Join us for a reading by five members of the MFA class of 2018. Poets: Stephanie Davis, Cydnee Devereaux, and Sophia Stid. Fiction writers: Carla Diaz and Alina Grabowski. Sponsored by the Department of English

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Save the Dates: Readings in the 2017 to 2018 Academic Year

Aug. 19, 2017—      Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Vanderbilt Creative Writing Program All readings at 7 pm unless otherwise indicated   FALL 2017 September 14: Kevin Brockmeier, fiction October 19: Kirstin Valdez Quade, fiction November 9: Camille Dungy, poetry November 14: Molly McCully Brown, poetry SPRING 2018 January 25: Joy Castro, nonfiction January 30: Daniel Alarcón...

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Mark Jarman has published a new collection of poetry, The Heronry

Mar. 1, 2017—Poet Mark Jarman has published a new book, The Heronry, with Sarabande Books, described by the publisher as “a collection which presents a series of spiritual encounters in the form of praise poems, lyric portraiture, and meditations on faith and belief.” Jarman is Centennial Professor of English at Vanderbilt.

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Undergrads Yeatts-Lonske and Davis scoop up 2 of 10 places in Bucknell Seminar

Mar. 1, 2017—Congratulations to senior Creative Writing major Ariana Yeatts-Lonske and senior English major Marissa Davis, whose work earned each of them a position at this summer’s Bucknell Seminar for Undergraduate Poets, a highly competitive three-week conference for “the twelve most stellar and distinctive undergraduate poets . . . from around the United States”! For an article...

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Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Spring 2017

Jan. 12, 2017—*All readings are held at 7 pm unless otherwise noted. Ann Patchett: January 26, 2017, Community Room, 1st Floor Central Library Randall Kenan, Vanderbilt Faculty: February 16, 2017, Buttrick Hall 102 Mark Jarman: February 23, 2017, Buttrick Hall 102 Gary Shteyngart: March 2, 2017, The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt Richard Blanco: March 15, 2017,...

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What makes the Vanderbilt program distinctive

Mar. 3, 2016—Matt Baker, who received his MFA in 2012, has written about his experience as a student in the program in “An Embarrassment of Riches,” published in Vanderbilt Magazine. 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 in 2015. A founding...

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About the Undergraduate Concentration

Sep. 11, 2010—Program II of the English Major and Minor Undergraduates may concentrate on developing their creative writing skills while they also acquire a general appreciation of English literature.   The Major Majoring in English with a concentration on Creative Writing requires a total of 30 hours of study including: 1.  12 credit hours of 3000-level creative writing workshops...

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About the MFA Program

Sep. 6, 2010—A two-year course of study The M.F.A. at Vanderbilt is a two-year program requiring four semesters of graduate work in writing workshops and seminars. Students enroll in a workshop and two seminars during each of their first three semesters. Then during the final semester, they work intensively on a creative thesis. The thesis is a...

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Nashville Review

May. 19, 2010—Nashville Review is edited by the MFA students at Vanderbilt University.  It appears in the summer, fall and spring.   Nashville Review was founded with two guiding principles: that it would be inclusive to all forms of storytelling, and that it would be both free and available to everyone.  Thus, NR seeks to feature those forms of writing not often recognized as...

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