West Virginia Wesleyan’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts program offers writers the opportunity to study fiction, nonfiction, or poetry with accomplished and dedicated mentors in an intimate, student-centered environment. The MFA is a two-year, 49 credit hour program. Students join an extraordinarily warm community every summer on campus and every winter at Blackwater Falls State Park for an intensive ten-day residency that initiates an independent semester of apprenticeship completed off-site through correspondence with a mentor. Students work with a mixture of new and returning faculty, working one-on-one with a different faculty mentor within their discipline throughout each residency and off-campus period.
Core Faculty Includes:
Poetry: Mark DeFoe, Devon McNamara, Doug Van Gundy Fiction: Richard Schmitt, Jon Corcoran Nonfiction: M. Randall O’Wain, Eric Waggoner