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Second group of students begins MFA in Creative Writing

A second cohort of students has joined WKU’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

The new MFA students are William Brown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Zane DeZeeuw of Montrose, Colorado; Leslie Fox of Smiths Grove; Esther French of Bowling Green; David Haydon of Springfield; Cameron Moreno of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Elizabeth Upshur of Nashville, Tennessee.

The seven students, who bring the total number of MFA students to 13, are fully funded with teaching assistantships for the two-year, residential course of study.

“The first year of the program was a great success as a number of our students published their work and participated in internships across the country,” said Dr. David Bell, Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Program. “After a year of training, our second-year students have begun to teach composition classes in the English Department. We’re excited to experience the energy this new class of students will bring to the program.”

The MFA in Creative Writing program prepares students for lives as writers of novels, short fiction, creative nonfiction, scripts and poetry and related pursuits such as teaching, literary editing and publishing. Students also complete a secondary concentration in literature, composition/rhetoric or teaching English as a second language in order to give them additional options for employment after graduation.

The program of study consists of 48 credit hours of graduate course work, culminating in comprehensive exams and the completion of a publishable creative thesis in fiction, poetry, scriptwriting or creative nonfiction.

Contact: David Bell, (270) 745-4406

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