Jeff Parker, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at The University of Tampa, is trying to get word out about the new Low-Residency MFA (see what low-residency means) at The University of Tampa, which, at its core, is about one-on-one mentorship between faculty and students.
At just one-year-old, this program has already brought in guest writers including Michael Connelly, Nick Flynn, Denis Johnson, Francine Prose, and George Saunders. And it has assembled a teaching faculty including prose writers Maile Chapman, Brock Clarke, and Terese Svoboda as well as poets Erica Dawson, Arielle Greenberg, Peter Meinke, and Donald Morrill. With a global focus on literature, the MFA faculty at Tampa also includes British novelist Tibor Fischer, Russian-American Mikhail Iossel, and Croatian-American Josip Novakovich.
The program is still accepting applications for January residency, but only as long as there are still spaces available! Classes begin Jan. 7.
To get a feel for the kind of things that happen during residency, check out video clips of Michael Connelly, Arthur Flowers, Nick Flynn, and George Saunders reading during our programs.