MFA in Creative Writing

The University of Tampa's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a low-residency program designed to help poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers advance their command of craft through exposure to literature from a writerly perspective and with supportive critique and mentoring. The course of individualized study covers four semesters over two calendar years, followed by a fifth culminating residency. Our program focuses on individualized instruction, while fostering the rich interplay of participation in an extended literary community. As working writers, all of us seek to deepen the understanding of writing as an ongoing engagement with discovery and transformation.

Apply online or contact the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies at grad@ut.edu or (813) 258-7409.

Lectores Public Reading Series

Jan. 9-Jan. 14, 2020

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Valeria Luiselli,
2019 MacArthur
“Genius Grant” recipient




Jeff VanderMeer,
called “one of the most
remarkable practitioners
of the literary fantastic in
America today”


Fernanda Santos,
New York Times writer


May-lee Chai,
2019 American Book
Award winner


Marcus Jackson,
described as a “thrilling
new voice in American poetry”
by The New York Times